Career Gateway and the South Side Mobile Session


Wednesday, November 7: 10:45am – 12:00pm

Conveniently located on the South Side of Columbus, The Residences at Career Gateway offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes and 3-bedroom townhomes, and includes 58 units of affordable housing and about 2,400 square feet of on-site job training space. The project involves several local employers and organizations, and was spearheaded by The NRP Group, Community Development for All People (CD4AP) and Nationwide Children's Hospital. Its innovative workforce training room allows community partners to host tailored workshops for all members of the community.


Moderator:

Jonathan Welty, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Jonathan Welty, Vice President, joined the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing in 2000 and serves in several different capacities within OCCH. Mr. Welty serves as the Investor Relations contact for OCCH where he is responsible for establishing and closing the Ohio Equity Funds as well as assisting the investors in all aspects of the due diligence and closing process. Mr. Welty also directs the Year 15 disposition strategies for OCCH and provides technical assistance to various partners in understanding and developing disposition plans. Additionally, Mr. Welty is President of the Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, a certified CDFI entity. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of 4 loan funds including the Ohio Affordable Housing Loan Fund and the Ohio Preservation Loan Fund. He directs the activities of the collective $100M+ of loan capital dedicated to affordable housing. Prior to joining Ohio Capital, he worked for the Banc One Community Development Corporation (n.k.a.). JP Capital Corp. as an Assistant Vice President and actively involved in the marketing, originating, underwriting and closing of both equity and debt transactions. Mr. Welty serves as the Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member for the Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus, Past Chair of the First Community Church Foundation Board of Trustees, Trustee of the Community Shelter Board and is a member of the Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative and the Ohio Preservation Compact and is a member of the Key Community Development Corporation's New Market Tax Credits Advisory Board. Mr. Welty is a 1999 Graduate of Leadership Columbus.


Speakers:

Mary Hada, NRP Group LLC
Since 2003 Mary Hada has been a Developer of single family homes and senior and multi-family housing for Ohio, Indiana and Michigan for the NRP Group LLC. Her duties include land acquisition, obtaining city approvals for zoning and financial contributions, ensuring proformas can support the criteria set by each state housing finance agency and completing tax credit applications in compliance with the individual Qualified Allocation Plan designed by each state agency. Mary has also served on the Painesville City Local School Board for 21 years and is currently serving on the Painesville City Planning Commission, Board of Directors for the Western Reserve CDC and the Board of Directors for Community Housing Resource Partners.

Rev. John Edgar, Community Development for All People (CD4AP)
Rev. John Edgar is the executive Director of Community Development for All People (CD4AP) a faith based organization launched in 2003. CD4AP is a multifaceted community development corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life with persons living on the South Side of Columbus, Ohio. The Free Store, a flagship ministry of CD4AP, provides free clothing and household items to more than 20,000 persons each year. CD4AP is a developer of affordable housing. In the past 12 years CD4AP working in collaboration with a variety of partners has developed over $70 million worth of affordable housing. CD4AP operates a variety of health and wellness initiatives and is deeply involved in youth development programming. Rev. Edgar's work in Columbus to develop affordable housing goes back to 1987 when he led the way to form Habitat for Humanity-Mid Ohio along with two other community leaders. In that same year, he became one of the founding board members of Homeport, serving for 6 years. During that period, he helped Homeport to launch Homes on the Hill, serving as the first treasurer of Homes on the Hill. He is currently the vice chair of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio. Rev. Edgar is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church for All People that is closely affiliated with CD4AP. This remarkably diverse congregation is comprised primarily of low income persons. An ordained pastor for over 40 years, he has previously served as a district superintendent and dean of the cabinet in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Edgar received a Master of Divinity degree, cum laude from Harvard University and a Bachelor's degree in sociology, magna cum laude from Miami University.

Angela Mingo, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Angela Mingo serves as the director of community relations for Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships with external organizations. Angela directs the community engagement efforts of the hospital and works closely with neighborhood and civic organizations. She has been instrumental in the implementation of the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families initiative, a five prong approach to neighborhood revitalization efforts on the city's Southside, led by Nationwide Children's Hospital. Angela served as community affairs director with Columbus City Council from 2000-2007. There, she worked with community leaders and local elected officials to support the clean indoor air ordinance and citywide affordable housing initiatives. Angela currently serves on the United Way of Central Ohio Home Impact Council. She is a former mayoral appointed commissioner with the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission and served on the commission's executive board. Angela serves as a gubernatorial appointment to the Ohio Lottery Commission. She serves on the boards of the Greater Ohio Policy Center, Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation, NeXT Basketball Foundation, Leadership Columbus, Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing. She is a member of the Fifth Third Community Advisory Forum and the Columbus Office of Minority Health Advisory Committee. Angela is a graduate of the Leadership Columbus 2012 Class and participant in the Big Brother, Big Sisters mentoring program. Angela earned her Bachelor's Degrees in Portuguese and international relations as well as her master's of city and regional planning degree from The Ohio State University. Angela's honors include Columbus Business First Health Care Heroes Award, Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands Community Relations Ambassador Award, and recognition in Who's Who in Black Columbus. A native of Canton, Ohio, Angela is married to Clarence E. Mingo and is the proud mother of two lovely daughters.