MEDIA ADVISORY South Side Renaissance Fund To Be Announced

July 20, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The City of Columbus, Community Development for All People, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and our partners invite media to attend The South Side Renaissance Fund Celebration. The announcement of an innovative loan fund seeks to transform the South Side of Columbus. A tour of a Healthy Homes will be available following the announcement.


Event speakers include:

  • Steve Allen, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • John Edgar, Community Development For All People
  • Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
  • Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council
  • Camika Edwards, Neighborhood Resident
  • Jon Welty, Ohio Capital Finance Corporation


The Ohio Capital Finance Corporation has developed and structured a $20 million loan fund to provide long-term funding for the acquisition, construction and permanent financing of up to 170 units of single and multifamily rental housing, serving families with incomes between 60 and 80 percent of area median income, or $45,840 to $61,100 for a family of four. It will allow Healthy Homes to expand north to Main Street, South to Marion Road and east to Alum Creek Drive.


Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m.


The Residences at Career Gateway Training Center at 747 E. Whittier Street


The South Side Renaissance Fund will allow Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes to continue their mission of making a significant, positive difference to the neighborhoods in the South Side.  

Media contact for inquiries on-site:

Gina Bericchia, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 330-206-6766

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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