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It’s more than a backpack. It’s a fresh start. Wallick’s volunteer committee Heart of Service held its annual backpack drive, but with a twist. In August, the committee had over 1,000 school items delivered to The Ashford on Broad, where residents eagerly awaited to help stuff backpacks for 200 children that live in Wallick’s affordable […]
In May, Wallick Communities closed on the acquisition of Wapello Woods Apartments, a 46-unit, Section 8 multi-family community in Ottumwa, IA. Wapello Woods is the company’s first community in Iowa and Wallick has partnered with Young Management Corporation, which will oversee operations at the apartments. Only a short car trip from the Des Moines River, […]
On Tuesday, The Ashford at Sturbridge in Hilliard, OH opened its doors to nearly 100 community members, residents, and business partners for its grand opening celebration. Several state and local officials were in attendance as well. Senator Stephanie Kunze, The Ohio Senate Congressman Steve Stivers, US House of Representatives, 15th District of Ohio Kevin […]
Recently, the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) awarded Wallick $1.43 million in 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Of those tax credits: $780,000 will be used to develop Cornerstone Crossing, a soon-to-be 50-unit, new affordable senior community in Elsmere, KY. $650,000 will fund the redevelopment of Liberty Manor, one of Wallick’s multifamily affordable communities in Liberty, […]
In April, Wallick closed on the sale of its only student housing community – Carriage Hill Apartments. Carriage Hill was built in the late 1960’s in Athens, Ohio and consisted of 367 units. It was built by the Company’s founder, Jack Wallick, shortly after he formed Wallick Construction Co.
Wallick was one of the first for-profit affordable housing organizations to become a member of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio (AHACO). Wallick’s partnership with AHACO will support its efforts to connect with federal, state, and local officials to find innovative solutions to the shortage of affordable housing in central Ohio. Additionally, Wallick’s Advocacy […]
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (Cincinnati MHA) Board approved Wallick Communities as one of six preferred developers that the organization will partner with over the next several years to help reposition the existing public housing stock in its portfolio.
Although 2018 was one of the Company’s busiest years, Wallick’s associates found time to give back to their communities and help those in need. For a second year, almost 50 Wallick associates traded in their office routine for a day at one of Habitat for Humanity’s project sites, building houses for families working toward home […]
Within 2018, Wallick announced several leadership appointments: Stephanie Hess was promoted to Vice President, Senior Living Operations. John Leonard was promoted to Senior Vice President, Development and Construction. Sarah Malone, Senior Vice President, Asset Management joined Wallick in March. Paul Koehler was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. The growth of Wallick’s executive team is a […]
Wallick celebrated the grand reopening of five affordable housing communities: Cypress Commons- 44 units, Middletown, OH Locust Ridge- 72 units, Dry Ridge, KY Highpoint Senior Apartments- 44 units, Ludlow, KY Bedford Village- 40 units, Bedford, KY Lawrence Manor Apartments- 29 units, South Point, OH Under the LIHTC program, these communities received major improvements on both […]
Through a “bottom-up” approach, Wallick created a strategic plan to lay out the direction for the Company’s future. While Wallick has worked on this in the past, the Company has never done so with such rigor that was used in 2018. As a result, Wallick developed a well-thought-out plan with broad buy-in. With this strategic […]
A new approach to the traditional job fair led to 63 low-income individuals to find employment. Hosted by Resident Resources Network (RRN), a nonprofit established in 2011 by Wallick Communities, this job fair strayed from more traditional methods by bringing the event to job seekers and the community in which they live.
At the end of 2018, Wallick saw the completion of two senior living communities: The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus – A $7.1 million state-of-the-art memory care community for seniors with age-related dementia. The Ashford at Sturbridge – A $20 million, affordable assisted living community that provides personalized health care at a price that […]
In 2018, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) awarded Wallick Communities funding under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program for the development of Daines Village Apartments, a soon-to-be built affordable family community in London, Ohio, and the redevelopment of several other affordable communities. Additionally, Wallick acquired nearly 400 affordable apartments, expanding its presence in Kentucky, […]
In 2017, disaster struck Puerto Rico when Category 5 Hurricane Maria ravaged through the Caribbean island, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. Regarded as the worst natural disaster to affect Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria robbed citizens of food, power, income, and worst of all, their homes. Earlier this year, Jennifer Dranschak of Kasai North […]