Community Properties of Ohio Management Services (CPO Management) serves as the property management affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing and manages a variety of affordable housing communities. Using the Housing-First model, CPO leverages affordable housing as a platform from which individuals and families can build stability and thrive.
Through CPO Impact, CPO’s 501(c)(3) affiliate, CPO goes beyond traditional property management to provide innovative programs that promote goal achievement and self-sufficiency for residents. In 2022, CPO managed over 2,500 units including the original CPO portfolio (982 units), as well as properties developed and owned by valued OCCH partners such as Homeport, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Connect Realty, YWCA/YMCA, Community Development for All People, Franklinton Development Corporation, Homes on the Hill, and Volunteers of America.
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Multifamily Project-Based Section 8
LIHTC Single-Family, Lease-Purchase Housing
LIHTC Multifamily Rental Housing
Senior Project-Based Section 8
Permanent Supportive Housing
Student-Parent Supportive Housing
Eliminate the Elements®
Ohio Capital Impact Corporation
CPO Initiative Partnerships
CPO Management Reserves
Cooper Family Foundation
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Other grants & donors
– Stable Housing
– Resident Growth
– Safe Neighborhoods
– Successful Children
– Community Learning
Many residents have both the drive and capacity to move beyond the need for subsidized housing over time. CPO Impact applies a two-generation approach, working with residents and their children, to reduce barriers and champion resident and community advancement. Initiatives are strategically designed to address five core objectives: stable housing, safe neighborhoods, resident growth, successful children, and community learning. In 2022, resident growth opportunities focused on adult education, financial fitness, digital inclusion, and linkage to stabilizing supports.
Sponsors: Franklin County Board of Commissioners & Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC)
In Resident Emergency Funds dispensed to stabilize housing for CPOI residents at risk of eviction
Households served by the Resident Emergency Fund were families
Residents linked with the resources needed to stabilize their housing
Meals served to residents of CPO through collaboration with community partner agencies
Children and youth make up 55% of CPO’s portfolio population, including those from Columbus Scholar House for Student Parents. The greatest opportunity for impact is helping CPO children prepare for success. Strategies include home-based kindergarten readiness interventions, linkage to quality childcare and summer camp, and working with community partners to strengthen wraparound services for families.
Sponsors: The Columbus Foundation, & Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC)
CPO children received free school supplies at the CPO back-to-school event
Children attended OCIC-sponsored summer camps
Residents of Columbus Scholar House received college degrees (2012-2021)
Engagements provided by Resident Services team
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CPO continued its focus on Allyship trainings to ensure staff has proper access to its pillar program conceived in 2021. The final training of the year included team members of OCCH in conjunction with CPO staff, igniting thoughtful discussion and valued feedback.
Additionally, all staff participated in Trauma Responsive Care and Calmer Skills training. Which focused on the concepts of Trauma Responsive Care and specific techniques on how to put these concepts into practice. This training has since carried through from initial execution into part of permanent onboarding for new staff.
Lastly, after 19 years of operation, CPO made the intentional decision to reflect on its original mission statement to ensure it was relevant to how the climate has shifted over the years. CPO’s new mission statements is clear and attainable, but also empowering for those proudly served.
CPO’s new mission statement is a true representation of its work and is meant to inspire a culture of advocacy and support.
– Provide quality affordable housing
– Link residents with resources that stabilize their housing
– Champion resident and community advancement