Stow Kent Gardens Redevelopment Awarded $20 Million in Tax Credits

Wallick is thrilled to announce that we have received a 9% housing tax credit award from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) for the substantial renovation of Stow Kent Gardens, which was originally built in 1983.

This $20 million redevelopment will renovate 85 units for our senior and family residents in Stow, Summit County, OH, and preserve its affordability for an additional 30 years.

Wallick would like to thank OHFA, Dimit Architects and all of our project partners for their efforts in expanding our mission of “Opening doors to homes, opportunities and hope.”

We look forward to this transformation for our residents!

Joyce Peoples Honored in Columbus Business First’s HR Impact Awards

We are thrilled to share that Joyce Peoples, Wallick’s Director of Associate Relations, has been named an honoree through Columbus Business First’s HR Impact Awards!

For over 21 years, Joyce’s foundational contributions to the company’s Human Resources department and genuine care for people have built, preserved, and invigorated Wallick’s culture.

Some of her accomplishments include founding Wallick’s inaugural Learning Event, launching the company’s first New Associate Orientation, leading the creation of a recruitment and hiring process for the company, and revolutionizing Wallick’s workers’ compensation program.

“When you say ‘Wallick,’ ‘Wallick’ is equivalent to Joyce. Joyce is such an integral part of Wallick, and Wallick is such a part of her, it’s hard to tell where the two meet and end. Joyce really is the founding member of the Human Resources department at Wallick.” – Bryan Lenzo, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

A crowning achievement for Joyce is her recent implementation and oversight of a new system called HR Acuity, a company game-changer that has positively impacted retention, reduced turnover, and saved valuable resources.

For Joyce, Human Resources is synonymous with being human. She balances the traits of professionalism and authenticity to not only influence company policies but also positively impact thousands of associates who have been fortunate enough to call her a colleague.

Read Joyce’s featured profile here.

Congratulations, Joyce!

Wallick’s Harvey Square Development Project Awarded $1.48 Million in Tax Credits

Wallick is thrilled to announce that Harvey Square, a new senior affordable housing project based in Hopkinsville, KY, has been awarded $1,482,000 in 9% housing tax credits from the Kentucky Housing Corporation. 

Developed by Wallick, Harvey Square will serve residents ages 55 and over with incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).  

Covering just over 79,000 square feet and spanning three stories, the development consists of 76 1 and 2-bedroom units. Common areas, including a lobby with age-friendly seating, a community room with a kitchenette, and a fitness center, are designed to support resident engagement and wellness.

This project owes its success to the efforts of our Development Team. A special thank you to our Development Leads, Sara Ford and Brennon Davis, for their pivotal roles in overseeing the project application.  

We look forward to Harvey Square’s anticipated closing of Fall 2024, followed by the construction of this much-needed community for seniors in the region! See the front architectural elevation below for a glimpse into our project design. 

CEO Amy Albery Honored at Columbus Business First’s C-Suite Awards Reception

Last week, Wallick Communities CEO Amy Albery was recognized at Columbus Business First’s C-Suite Awards Reception. These awards acknowledge the most admired CEOs and top executives in Central Ohio, with winners selected through votes from fellow C-suite nominees.

We are proud of Amy’s values-driven leadership and her commitment to investing in associates’ growth to create an environment where they can “declare their values to others and live into themselves authentically.” Amy’s genuine care for people nurtures and drives our core values, which shine through all of our communities.

Likewise, we are proud of the incredible impact our associates are making on numerous lives in the community. This award is an incredible honor for Wallick as we celebrate our expanding presence in the community and continue to prioritize safe, affordable housing for a growing population in need.

Read more about the C-Suite Awards and Amy’s approach to leadership here.

Bryan Lenzo Honored in Columbus Business First’s HR Impact Awards

Yesterday, Bryan Lenzo, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Wallick Communities, was one of 20 local human resource professionals honored at Columbus Business First’s HR Impact Awards.

We congratulate Bryan, whose incredible leadership, in tandem with the entire Wallick Human Resources team, has positively supported the development of a data-driven approach and enhanced a people-first culture.

Read about Bryan’s approach to his career and leadership here.

Wallick’s Senior Living Campus Voted Best in Toledo

We are thrilled to announce that Wallick’s senior living campus in Sylvania, OH has achieved an outstanding trifecta sweep in Mature Living News’ annual Reader’s Choice Awards!

Readers of MLiving are the judges for these awards, voting for the best of the Toledo, OH, area across various local categories.

  • Oakleaf Village of Sylvania won “Best Assisted Living Community” for its third consecutive year.
  • The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Sylvania won “Best Memory Care” for its eighth consecutive year.
  • The Crescent, our newest senior living community, won “Best Senior Living Community.”

It is because of our residents, families and amazing associates that our communities are incredible places to live and work.

We are grateful for the support and congratulate our Sylvania Team on this honor!

Falcon Woods Apartments Receive Community’s Choice Award

On Tuesday, May 16, Wallick Communities was delighted to attend the 2022 Community’s Choice Awards in Holland, Michigan. Falcon Woods Apartments, a Wallick community, received the Best of the Best Award in the “Apartment Complex” category. These awards were voted upon by the public and recognize the best businesses and organizations in the area.

Wallick’s incredible Community Manager, Laquesha Bailey-Smith, attended this gala and received the award.

We thank Holland Sentinel for hosting these awards – and thank you to Laquesha and the entire Falcon Woods team for your outstanding care and dedication to the residents we serve!

Amy Albery Honored in Columbus Business First’s Women of Influence Awards


Wallick Receives OCCH Award

On May 26,the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) recognized Wallick Communities for our 50th anniversary.

Tom Feusse, Chief Executive Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the annual OCCH partners luncheon.

“It’s not what we do that matters most, rather it’s why we do it,” Tom said when he accepted the award. He acknowledged the contributions of Wallick associates as the key component to Wallick’s longevity and success.

“We look forward to the next 50 years,” he continued, which will include “great promise, great plans, and great opportunity.”

Following the luncheon, OCCH hosted an industry and legislative update. One of the key messages of the day was the continued need to advocate for the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and to encourage Congressional leadership and staff to visit communities developed using the LITHC program.

As a financial intermediary, OCCH has been a longstanding partner with Wallick Communities, and has invested in several of our communities through their equity funds. Communities that have OCCH investment are eligible for a variety of award and grant opportunities, including the Carol Mount Peterson Resident Development Fund and the Jerry Grier scholarship fund.