News and Resident Stories

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 […]

Investing in Our Children through Summer Camp

Resident Resources Network (RRN) is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a grant from Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC) to cover the cost of summer camp, and transportation to and from camp, for children and families of nine affordable housing communities across Ohio. If you have ever experienced the fun of going to […]

Housing Stability Supports Reaching for the Stars!

With unpaid rent bills adding up to $4,143.00, Rose, a Sahara Apartment resident, began feeling the world’s weight on her shoulders as her housing status became unstable for her family. She was on the brink of eviction when the housing community’s Remote Service Coordinator, Carrie Seice-Overly, and Community Manager, Jessica Debarr, worked hand in hand with her […]

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 […]