Klaben Testifies on Infant Mortality and Affordable Housing

Testifying in early May before the Ohio Infant Mortality Commission’s Housing Subcommittee, Jewish Needs Committee member Amy Klaben spoke of the nexus between safe, affordable housing and the reduction of Ohio’s unconscionably high infant mortality rate. During her 16 year tenure as President and CEO of Homeport, the non-profit expanded its affordable and single family home portfolio from 800 to over 2,200 units.  More recently, she was a key player in the formation of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, which is engaging and informing community, policy and business leaders on affordable housing solutions.  Klaben also served on the Federation’s 2014 Low Income Working Group for the “Portrait of Jewish Columbus” study and was named the 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Columbus Board of Realtors.

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