A consultant based in Washington D.C., Rapoza and Associates, has published a report on the benefits of Low Income Housing Tax Credits in rural America and included the Port Clinton Pointe housing development in Port Clinton as one of the projects that has made a positive difference to rural residents.
Port Clinton Pointe, which opened its doors to tenants in 2008, was developed with tax credits through a partnership of Millennia Housing Development Corp. and WSOS Community Action Commission. The success of the project was emphasized a year later when it was named Project of the Year 2009 by the Ohio Community Development Corporation Association (OCDCA).
Christine Galvin, area director of the United Way in Ottawa County, said she was thrilled to see the Port Clinton community used as a model of how rural housing development can impact residents.
“The disparities in Port Clinton's housing situation, with affluent summer homes and rental properties juxtaposed against low to moderate income wage earners who work in the seasonal and service industries make the WSOS tax credit project very viable and attractive to our residents,” she said.
For more information on housing development, contact Housing Development Coordinator Don Corley at 419-334-8911; or for information on WSOS, visit www.wsos.org.