This episode of Voices Out Loud features Regina Clemmons, the Director of Resident Services, and five residents of Community Properties of Ohio (CPO), an affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing in Columbus, Ohio.
Beverly worked with Community Action Programs (CAP) for over 10 years to empower the poor and provide resources to low-income seniors. When bother her husband and parents fell ill, she made the decision to quit her job to care for them. Having access to affordable housing made that possible for her.
Brandee came to OTRCH with her child after leaving an abusive relationship. Previously a child in the foster care system, she shares how having access to affordable housing has made economic mobility and education accessible when she had nowhere else to go.
Chloe and her son came to Harvard Village when the family they shared their house with moved to Texas. With the incoming mortgage and a gaping hole in their ability to pay for it, Chloe describes the situation as "quite a pickle."