Leah Evans

President and CEO


3443 Agler Rd, Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43219-3385

About Homeport

Since its inception in 1987, Homeport has given greater security, opportunity and dignity to thousands of low-income families by building quality, affordable homes, primarily financed with private investment leveraged by Federal tax credits. Homeport also develops new and renovated homes designed to catalyze neighborhood revitalization, including market-rate homes, single-family, and lease-to-purchase homes.

In the understanding that providing a roof over someone’s head is only the start of a stronger home, Homeport surrounds its rental communities with comprehensive support to promote long-term stability and health. With the assistance of partners and volunteers, Homeport organizes out-of-school programs, free produce markets, school supply drives, and more for thousands of residents every year.

Homeport also equips thousands of Central Ohioans with the foundational skills needed for successful home ownership. Through group education, one-on-one counseling and on-going coaching, Homeport provides direction and training in key areas such as the home buying process, financial management, and avoiding foreclosure, with the goal of providing the tools everyone needs to be long-term stewards of a home.

A range of key local stakeholders established Homeport, including the City of Columbus, The Enterprise Foundation, Columbus REALTORS, The Columbus Foundation, and local religious and private-sector leaders. Homeport has established itself as the largest locally-focused nonprofit producer of affordable housing and related services in the region, and as one of the top fifteen producers of affordable housing in the NeighborWorks® America national network.

Community Programs

  • Housing and/or Financial Counseling
  • Other Community and Economic Development

Housing Development & Rehabilitation

  • Single-Family For-Sale Development
  • Multi-Family Rental Development
  • Single-Family Rental Development
  • Asset Management

Property Management & Resident Programs

  • Resident Services