Developed on a previously vacant site on Southpoint Boulevard, Southpoint Place provides permanent supportive rental apartments for people disabled by mental illness, chemical dependence or histories chronic homelessness. The property features 40 studio apartments, 40 townhome units designated for families, fitness room, computer learning center, staff offices, resident and service provider meeting space, a community kitchen, laundry facility and a controlled entrance and reception area. A basketball court and playground equipment are also located on the property. Buckeye Ranch provides children's services on-site at Southpoint Place.
Southpoint Place offers residents supportive services to enable them to find work, maintain their treatment and recovery, and eventually give back to the community. This supportive housing environment also provides peer support and a sense of community, both of which are often lacking in the lives of the formerly homeless and people with a disability.
CHN and its partner Concord Counseling Services, provide 24-hour staffing and on-site supportive services, including links to case management and counseling, as well as individual and group activities designed to address the needs of individuals, families and children and to strengthen the resident community. An employment specialist connects residents to pre-employment services and vocational opportunities.
CHN developed and owns Southpoint Place, provides property maintenance and arranges for residents to sign permanent leases and appropriate addendum for recovery housing.
CHN entered into a Good Neighbor Agreement very early in the development process with representatives from the surrounding community. The agreement defines community standards and expectations for development and operations of Southpoint to assure the housing success for both residents and the neighborhood. The Community Advisory Council meets regularly to guide all project development. For more information about this supportive housing or to volunteer to serve on the Community Advisory Council, please contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at email@example.com.
Community Housing Network and its partners would like to thank the following organizations for their funding and support of this project:
- The Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County
- ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health) Board of Franklin County – rent subsidies
- City of Columbus
- The Columbus Foundation
- Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority – rent subsidies
- Community Shelter Board – rent subsidies
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
- Franklin County Board of Commissioners
- Greenlawn Companies
- Huntington National Bank
- Ohio Capital Corproation for Housing
- Ohio Housing Finance Agency
- United Way of Central Ohio anonymous donor
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – services and operations funding