"One Street @ a Time", Community Development and Housing Project (CDHP)
The One Street @ a Time - Community Development and Housing Project (CDHP), is an extension of current services provided by the Gertrude Wood Community Foundation (GWCF). The CDHP revitalizes the Driving Park community through the renovation and new construction of vacant and abandoned properties in the target area served by the GWCF: Alum Creek Dr. to the east; Parsons Ave. to the west; E. Main St. to the north; and Frebis Ave. to the south. Newly developed homes are sold or leased to low to moderate income Columbus residents whose incomes are either at or below 80% of the area median income. The goal of the CDHP is to increase the availability of affordable housing to families that are challenged with purchasing their dream home through the traditional financing system.
A concentrated effort will be made to revitalize sections of the target community One Street @ a Time. The GWCF will coordinate with other local and county organizations to secure additional improvements (e.g., demolition, road/street repair, street lighting, sidewalk replacement, community gardens, etc.) on the streets where renovation will occur. The GWCF will utilize the One Street @ a Time approach as the conceptual framework for future community development in the target area.