Public-private partnerships revitalizing communities across Columbus

In several neighborhoods around the Columbus area, the key to transformation shares “a common theme: partnership,” specifically public-private partnerships, Columbus Business First reports. Linden is seeing signs of revitalization thanks to this type of partnership. Nonprofit The 614 for Linden, funded by a $5 million investment from JPMorgan Chase, has support from Community Shelter Board, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, Saint Stephen’s Community House, Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families and Community Development for All People. Since 2019, “all the organizations involved brought 514 affordable housing units,” preserved an additional 233 units, provided 57 micro-loans to local entrepreneurs, provided “consulting and other assistance to over 119 small businesses,” and “increased ‘wraparound’ health services, including the opening of the Linden Fresh Market and Charitable Pharmacy.” For more, read the full article (subscription may be required).

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