New Housing Ohio

New Housing Ohio moves into downtown office

nho-website2New Housing Ohio, an organization offering multi-family affordable housing, congregate living facilities and recovery residences, has located an office at 68 South Washington Street in downtown Tiffin.

Regional Director Ronele Myers says the new office will help support their efforts to assist underserved populations in Seneca County. “We are here to fill gaps in community services and provide general population housing for people who would otherwise be homeless.”

Tiffin falls within the NHO region operating housing facilities in Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. They specialize in transitional housing, designed to provide a place to live while residents make a plan and gain skills for the future.

One of their most notable properties is the Morrison House in Tiffin. The Morrison House is a transitional housing development for singles and families, who may stay for up to six months. Since opening in December of 2012, close to 200 Seneca County residents have benefited from the facility, with a 62% success rate, meaning residents left with income and stable housing.

More information from their website:

New Housing Ohio is a developer, owner, and manager of specialized housing, primarily serving the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, substance use, and homeless populations.  We began in 1995, in Lebanon, Ohio, as New Housing Opportunities, Inc.  Starting in the mid-2000’s, we expanded into other communities throughout Ohio.  Eventually, we opened an office in Tiffin, Ohio, which now serves a large portion of Northwest Ohio.  Additionally, we acquired the assets of THR, Inc., an organization in Butler County, Ohio.  Today, New Housing Ohio consists of nine separate corporations and several quasi-independent programs.

Around the Town event welcomes back university students

around the townNearly 1,000 Heidelberg and Tiffin University students will have an opportunity to see what more than 60 Tiffin businesses and organizations are all about at a Welcome Back Students/Around the Town Event this Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the courthouse green space.

Around the Town is one of the signature events of the Downtown Strategic Plan, and this is the first year that the event will be held downtown and combine both universities.

WTSC Seneca County Radio will be live broadcasting from the event, playing music and interviewing guests. Several restaurants will be providing free samples, shops and restaurants will hand out coupons and menus, non-profits will provide students with information about how to get involved in their organizations and students can check out local services.

SIEDC Downtown Development Specialist Bryce Riggs is a Heidelberg student the lead organizer of the event. “As a student and lifelong Tiffin resident, I am aware of the opportunities in the community, but the majority of new students don’t know what’s out there or where they can go. Tiffin has so much to offer! I would like other students to know what’s out there, so they can get involved in the local organizations and visit our restaurants and shops,” Riggs said.

Participating businesses and organizations:

Businesses open around the square: