Partners Achieving Community Transformation

Honoring Our Heritage.
Building Our Future.


About PACT

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.

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Our Partners

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.

Investment Partners

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Program and Funding Partners