Fundraising to support and enhance existing programs helps ensure that our tenants are receiving the support they need now.
Rental Subsidies Program - The subsidies program will off-set the rents of the most in need tenants at Columbus Place.
Currently 15% of tenants at Columbus Place are in Extreme Housing Need and 64% are in Core Housing Need. This leaves tenants with very little money for other basic needs such as food and transportation.
Funds are managed to ensure that funding will be predictable for a minimum of 12 months with the goal of maintaining support for those who need it. Subsidy amounts depend on a tenant’s current income. The goal is to subsidize rents so that tenants are paying 30% of their income towards rent.
On-Site Supports - Columbus Place has a Tenant Resource Person that assists tenants in accessing community programs and resources. Being able to provide a higher level of support to vulnerable tenants once they graduate from agency partner programs that have helped them transition out of homelessness is a priority area of development and operational fundraising for BOBHA. Ensuring appropriate supports will allow individuals to continue to live successfully in the community.
Donors - These programs are made possible by individuals, families, organizations and corporations that have chosen to give.