Wallick Communities: Promoting Affordable Housing Through Advocacy
Our country is truly facing an ever-growing affordable housing crisis. It is estimated that 11 million households nationally – over 370,000 in Ohio – spend more than half of their monthly income on housing costs alone. Yet, at the same time, federal, state and local funding resources continue to shrink. Presently, our affordable housing industry is deeply engaged in the discussions and debate on Tax Reform through both the House and Senate versions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The outcome of Tax Reform legislation will have a significant impact on the future of affordable housing production and preservation both nationally and in the Midwest markets that Wallick has served for over 50 years.
As a leader in affordable housing, we feel a strong responsibility to support and advocate for affordable housing policy, programs and funding at federal, state and local levels of government. To formalize and focus our efforts we formed an internal Advocacy Task Force in 2013, with its main goal of engaging and educating our elected representatives, especially U.S. House and Senate members, on the vital importance of affordable housing for low and moderate-income families and seniors. We believe education is truly the key, and seeing is believing.

We’ve found that the best way to demonstrate the need – and success – of programs such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME, CDBG and Section 8 rental subsidies, is to let the housing “speak for itself.” We are laser focused on getting elected officials to visit our housing communities and participate in groundbreakings, grand openings/ribbon cuttings and tours, so they can see for themselves how federal housing policy and programs directly affects the lives of their constituents.
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Among our many visitors, former President Barack Obama visited Oakleaf Village in Columbus during his first presidential campaign. Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan participated in the ribbon-cutting of the renovation of the Villages at Roll Hill in Cincinnati. We also met with House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) in Washington D.C. to stress the importance of affordable housing in our Midwest markets and how vital the Housing Tax Credit program is for our industry.

By seeing firsthand the communities/homes that are created, and speaking with the residents who have a better quality of life because of this housing, elected officials share a vested interest in these communities, and can visualize how these programs, and this funding, can truly make a difference.

Wallick communities that have been visited by U.S Congressional Representatives or their key staff members over the past several years include: 

Cong. Pat Tiberi (OH-12)
Sunnyview Square, Delaware, OH
Georgetown Senior Apartments, Delaware, OH
Applewood Village, Newark, OH
Cong. Jim Jordan (OH-4)
The Meadows
, Marysville, OH
Fostoria Townhomes, Fostoria, OH
Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)
Joe Henry (staff representative)
Faith Village
, Columbus, OH
Sturbridge Green, Columbus, OH
Ellen Short (staff representative)
The Grove at Oakleaf Village
, Columbus, OH
The Ashford on Broad, Columbus, OH
Alea Brown (staff representative)
The Ashford of Mt. Washington
, Cincinnati, OH
Cong. Joyce Beatty (OH-3)
Faith Village
, Columbus, OH
Oakleaf Village of Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Ashford on Broad, Columbus, OH
Larry Seward (staff representative)
The Grove at Oakleaf Village, Columbus, OH
Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
Wes Fahrbach (staff representative)
Fostoria Townhomes
, Fostoria, OH
Cong. Bill Johnson (OH-6)
Lawrence Village
, South Point, OH
Cong. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
Ashland Village
, Ashland, OH
Cong. Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
Peoria Portfolio
, Peoria, IL
Cong. Bill Huizenga (MI-2)
Falcon Woods
, Holland, MI
Cong. Michael Turner (OH-10)
Washington Court, Washington Courthouse, OH
Cong. Thomas Massie (KY-4)
J.R. Reed (staff representative)
Echo Hill Apartments
, Vanceburg, KY
Cong. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
Annie Cummins (staff representative)
The Ashford of Mt. Washington
, Cincinnati, OH
Cong. Steve Chabot (OH-1)
Joseph Abner (staff representative)
Cutter Apartments
, Cincinnati, OH