PACT’s vision is to create a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable community where residents have access to safe and affordable housing, quality healthcare and education, and employment opportunities on the Near East Side of Columbus, Ohio.
Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) is a partnership between the City of Columbus, The Ohio State University, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Near East Side stakeholders.
Purpose built communities
Purpose Built Communities is working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. It does so by helping local leaders transform struggling neighborhoods, and bringing together the vital components necessary for holistic community revitalization: high quality mixed-income housing, an effective cradle-to-college education pipeline, and comprehensive community wellness resources. In order to do this, it must be organized and driven by a single purpose non-profit community quarterback. In Columbus, that community quarterback is PACT.
Our work would not be possible without our Partners. Through their support and insight we are able to actualize PACT’s vision for the historic Near East Side of Columbus.
Program and Funding Partners
Fred Ransier – Board Chair
Partner (Retired), Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
Hal Keller – Vice Chair/Treasurer
President, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH)
Elizabeth Seely - Secretary
Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Development Director, City of Columbus
Assistant Vice President, Planning and Development, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Ohio State University
President and Chief Executive Officer, L. Price & Associates
Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Founder and Editor, Columbus Underground
Vice President/Fed Reporting and Investment, Fifth Third Community Development Corporation