Who We Are

The Collaborative is comprised of a diverse group of organizations that share a belief in the value of community based organizations as instruments of change for our neighborhoods. We are dedicated to strengthening the capacity of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), thereby developing affordable housing opportunities and pursuing neighborhood revitalization initiatives.

What We Do

Since 1992, the Collaborative has been providing funding and technical assistance to CDCs to assist in their efforts of transforming Columbus’ distressed neighborhoods into vibrant and sustainable communities.

Our Mission

Strengthen the capacity of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to serve as leaders in neighborhood revitalization initiatives that meet community needs in a way that measurably improves residents’ quality of life.

Stimulate system, development and change resulting in strong, durable CDCs capable of accomplishing specific demonstrable and significant objectives in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, community safety and other aspects of community building.

Promote the community development industry as an effective vehicle for transforming Columbus’ distressed neighborhoods into vibrant, sustainable communities.