News and Resident Stories

2022 Scholarships Available for Residents

It’s that time gain! Every year, scholarships become available that support the educational pursuits of residents of affordable housing communities. Below is a listing of scholarships available for the 2022-2023 school year: Jack L. Wallick Scholarship The Jack L. Wallick Memorial Scholarship fund has been established in memory of Mr. Jack Wallick, founder of the […]

You Never Know Until You Ask

Lucy is a single mother who has lived at Faith Village in Columbus, OH for many years. Due to the pandemic, Lucy’s work hours had been cut back, and therefore was concerned about her work hours, bills, food, and rent. A future surgery was looming over her, and she needed assistance with rent prior to her surgery. She needed help but was hesitant to ask.  IMPACT, whose mission is to battle poverty by giving help […]

On a Roll

Restricted mobility was a health problem that St. Aloysius Apartments resident, Terry, lived with daily. She needed others to help her get to and from the store and her doctors’ appointments.   Terry’s service coordinator, Emmy, connected Terry with Rehab Medical, a mobility specialist company. Rehab Medical assessed and measured Terry for a powerchair. Terry had […]

On the Path Towards Wellness

A resident problem that is particularly important and can be easily overlooked is mental health. One resident named Maria at Lawrence Village, located in South Point, OH, was experiencing anxiety and nervousness. As a result, she was uncomfortable being around people, which was making her unhappy and hindering her relationships. Thankfully, the Service Coordinator at Lawrence Village, Vicki, helped Maria overcome these challenges. ​​​​​​​ Vicki provided Maria with information on anxiety disorders […]

Resident Awarded Multiple Scholarships

Said Abdalla, a resident of Faith Village Apartments, has been awarded two academic scholarships.   One scholarship, the Jack L. Wallick scholarship, was awarded by Wallick Communities. This scholarship is awarded yearly to several Wallick residents and provides up to $2,500 per school year, for up to four years, to help pay the cost of attending college or technical school. The second scholarship […]

Spring Into Being Healthy; VRH Hosts 10th Annual Health Fair

On a brisk spring afternoon, residents of The Villages at Roll Hill made their way to the 10th Annual Spring Into Being Healthy Fair. Outside under tents, a multitude of agencies and sponsors provided residents with free hygiene bags, new summer clothes, boxes of face masks, hand sanitizer, Girl Scout cookies, and Subway lunches. VRH […]

CMHA Youth Attend 2nd Annual Youth Conference

On a day when they had the day off from school for a teachers’ professional development day, instead of lounging around and hanging out, about 40 youth residents of CMHA properties (from the 10 managed by Wallick Communities) spent the entire day at a conference. The conference was the second annual one put on through […]

Rosewind Teens Attend Five-Day College Tour

This summer, nine youth residents of Rosewind Estates, a CMHA community, attended a five-day college tour across the southeast. These teens caught a glimpse of the college life by traveling to 10 different campuses, including: • Howard University • University of The District of Columbia • Virginia State University • Virginia Commonwealth University • Shaw […]

Back to School Rallies for Lawrence Village and Washington Court Residents

Residents of Lawrence Village and Washington Court Apartments were given a great start to the school year, thanks to a partnership between Wallick Communities, Resident Resources Network, the Community Action Agency of Fayette County (CAAFC) and the Ironton and Lawrence County Community Action Organization (ILCCAO), and grant funding from the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC) […]

Youth Conference Held at Quest Conference Center

Thanks to a partnership between Resident Resources Network (RRN), Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), and the Urban  Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Franklin County (UMADAOPFC), and, youth ages 11 to 18 years of age had the opportunity to take part in a conference entitled: Navigating Social Barriers to Academic Success. The conference, […]