Columbus Scholar House is a housing credit rental development for families, located near a redeveloping commercial corridor in the King-Lincoln District of Columbus. The project included the construction of 18 garden-style apartments and 10 townhomes, as well as the acquisition of 10 NSP3 units within the recently constructed Charles Building.
The target population of Columbus Scholar House is at-risk students who are currently pursuing post-secondary education and are also parents. The development team established partnerships with many area institutions, including The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College and various supportive service agencies. The project serves extremely low-income populations, received Enterprise Green Communities Certification and was part of a local revitalization and economic development plan. The city of Columbus selected Columbus Scholar House as a local development priority, and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is providing project-based Section 8 vouchers for all families in the project.