Mobile Tour: The Franklinton Neighborhood
Wednesday, November 8: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
This mobile tour will take you through the Franklinton Neighborhood. The Franklinton Neighborhood is the oldest community in Central Ohio, located on the banks of the Scioto and adjacent to downtown Columbus. The tour will take you through a neighborhood that has seen major changes over the past 5 years with many areas that have been targeted for public and private investment. The tour will stop at two sites that are planned for redevelopment, 400 West Rich Street and Franklin Station.
Brad Carman, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Mr. Carman joined Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in February 2010 as a Development Analyst. In this capacity he works with development staff in the packaging and production of LIHTC applications and other funding applications, as well as providing technical assistance for ongoing deals through the closing process and into operation. Additional duties include preparing analysis packages for the Internal Investment Committee, the Technical Review Committee, and the Board of Directors. Prior to joining OCCH, Mr. Carman worked for the Ohio Treasurer of State in the Office of Debt Management as a Senior Financial Analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University.
Bryan Brown, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Bryan Brown is the Chief Development Officer at the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). He develops, prepares and communicates CMHA's short and long-range strategic plans to meet CMHA goals of affordable housing and services to low-income residents of the Columbus and Franklin county, Ohio community. Bryan and his team manage the $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant for the revitalization of the near east side and the redevelopment of CMHA's assets in the creative community district of East Franklinton. Bryan represents CMHA with federal, state and local officials, with industry interest groups, and with for-profit and non-profit organizations that assist CMHA in fulfilling its mission. Bryan collaborates with CMHA partners to design and implement business models to leverage the use of CMHA resources to develop affordable and mixed-income housing. Bryan joined CMHA in 2010. He brings broad leadership experience to the organization from executive roles in the non-profit sector where he spent many years advocating funding program standards, and legislation to improve service delivery to needy children and families. Bryan is a graduate of John Carroll University and attended graduate school at the University of Cincinnati where he was an editorial assistant for the national journal, Urban Resources. Bryan has also studied at the University of London, the London School of Economics and Yale University.