News and Resident Stories

Collaborating to Address Infant Mortality

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 20,000 infants died before their first birthday in 2020. In an effort to help to reduce infant mortality rates, Daines Village has been hosting an Infant Parenting Support Class operated by Rocking Horse Community Center & Nationwide Children’s Hospital onsite at the housing communtity with support […]

Mobile Libraries: Promoting Imagination and Learning Among Residents

At Resident Resources Network (RRN), our Service Coordinators strive to partner with local community organizations to bring educational events to the varied affordable housing communities we serve. One major partnership that we forge in as many housing communities as we can is with local public libraries. Many libraries have “book mobiles” or “book bikes” and […]

Supporting Youth Development through Summer Camp

This summer, amazing camp experiences were made possible through a grant awarded to Resident Resources Network (RRN) from Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC)! With OCIC’s investments, 156 children across eleven affordable housing properties were able to attend summer camp for free in 2023. Children were able to make lasting memories and enjoy a fun-filled summer […]

Resident Success Story: Love Doesn’t End with Imprisonment

When Regina’s son became incarcerated, she felt as if she was being imprisoned too. She was separated from her son and depressed, not knowing whether her child even had warm clothes or a blanket.  Luckily, Regina resides at Fair Park Apartments, where Wendy Cappelano works as a Resident Resources Network (RRN) Service Coordinator. Increasing residents’ […]

Resident Success Story: Yes, She Can!

Sahra and her family live at the Meadows Apartments in Marysville, OH. Sahra didn’t plan on a career in cleaning; however, she grew the dream and desire of financially bettering her family’s life after being bound by finances time and time again.  Sahra began building her own cleaning business. She contacted Jane Hatcher, Resident Resources […]

Improving the Financial Lives of Residents

Through a partnership between Resident Resources Network, First Commonwealth Bank, Financial Compass Foundation, and OSU Extension, residents of targeted Wallick Communities properties have had the chance to participate, for free, in the pilot of the Financial Wellness for All (FWA) program. When it comes to money, every penny matters, and the FWA program aims to […]

Collaboration Got Her Back on Track

Jessica is a resident of Cypress Commons Apartments in Middletown, Ohio. As a single mother of two, she carries many responsibilities. So, when a series of unfortunate events occurred, she found herself stuck in a tough situation. Jessica didn’t have money to finish her car down payment, put her youngest in daycare while at work, […]

Resident Resources Network is CORES Certified!

It is with great pleasure and honor that we announce that Resident Resources Network (RRN) recently received the distinction of becoming a Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES)! The CORES certification was established by the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), “a nonprofit collaborative of thirteen affordable housing providers who own […]

Resident Resources Network partners with First Financial Foundation to provide ESL Program

Thanks to grant funding awarded in September 2021 to Resident Resources Network (RRN) by First Financial Foundation (FFF), residents of two affordable housing communities, Faith Village and Framingham Village Apartments, will be able to take advantage of a second year of English as a Second Language, but now in an online format. The funding award […]

Two Residents Awarded Jack Wallick Scholarships

Every year, Resident Resources Network partners with Wallick Communities to comb affordable housing communities to find residents deserving of the Jack Wallick Scholarship. The Jack Wallick scholarship was established in memory of Jack Wallick, founder of Wallick Communities who wanted to help create better futures for themselves and their families. It is awarded annually to […]