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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Helps Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Initiative in Linden

Aug 27, 2020
Press Release

COLUMBUS, OH—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) participated in a virtual groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for Kenlawn Place, an affordable housing project spearheaded by Homeport in the North Linden neighborhood of Ohio’s Third Congressional District. Financing for the new development was made available in part through Low Income Housing Tax Credits, of which Beatty is a strong supporter and champion of in Congress. 

“Safe, secure, and stable housing lays the foundation for hardworking families in Ohio’s Third Congressional District and across the nation to live their American Dream,” Beatty said. “By leveraging the power of public-private partnership, and with support from Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Homeport’s newest affordable housing development will provide the keys and unlock the door to a brighter tomorrow for more of my constituents, their families, and future generations.” She added, “With that, I want to salute Homeport for their continued efforts to make the dream of homeownership a reality for countless Central Ohioans, and am proud to work with them, government officials and stakeholders at every level, as well as the business community, to ensure that more families have a place to call ‘home sweet home.’”

Kenlawn Place will be located directly to the east of Kenlawn Park, at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Eddystone Avenue, directly across from New Salem Baptist Church. Along with existing Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) bus stops nearby, the project will utilize the existing Kenlawn Park as an amenity to the residents. The three-story, garden style, multi-family portion of the Cleveland Avenue/North Linden development will consist of 45 units with a mix of (17) one– and (28) two-bedroom units. The five single-family homes will be three-bedroom, one or two-story, 1.5 baths, with detached garages.

Joining Beatty during the virtual groundbreaking were various officials, stakeholders and community leaders, including Homeport CEO Bruce Luecke, Homeport Board of Directors Chair Mark Pringle, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Ohio State Senator Hearcel Craig, North Linden Area Commission President John Lathram, III, Columbus City Councilmembers Shayla Favor and Priscilla Tyson, and New Salem Baptist Church Pastor Reverend Dr. Keith A. Troy.

An archived recoding of the virtual groundbreaking ceremony can be viewed on YouTube. For more information on Kenlawn Place, please visit   


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