Media Advisory: Mayor, City Council, Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Community Partners Celebrate Citys First Renovated Residential Property Utilizing Federal Housing and Recovery Funds

September 16, 2010

WHAT:
Mayor, City Council, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Community Partners Celebrate City’s First Renovated Residential Property Utilizing Federal Housing and Recovery Funds

WHEN:
Friday, September 17, 2010
10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
829 Carpenter St.
Columbus, OH 43206

WHO:
-City of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman
-Columbus City Councilmember Charleta B. Tavares
-Rev. John Edgar, Community Development for All People
-Brandi Stepp, first HNHF homeowner
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman alongside City Councilmember Charleta B. Tavares, Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Steve Allen, MD, and community leaders, will celebrate the city’s first renovated residential property utilizing federal housing and recovery funds through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Friday morning. In addition to NSP funds, the home located at 829 Carpenter Street was recently rehabbed as part of the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families (HNHF) initiative, a joint venture between Nationwide Children’s and Community Development for All People (CD4AP) with support from the city of Columbus and the United Way of Central Ohio.

NSP was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. Through the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties, the goal of the program is being realized.

HNHF, first announced in September 2008, is a five-pronged, public-private collaborative focused on neighborhood revitalization in Columbus’ South Side, which creates tangible outcomes through a broad-based effort that is responsive to the needs and desires of the community.

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CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 355-0495
Cell: (614) 937-7316

Dan Williamson
Mayor’s Office
(614) 645-5300

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.