Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio names new board chairman

Bob Bitzenhofer

The Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio (AHACO) selected Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority vice president of planning and development Bob Bitzenhofer as the alliance’s new chair of its board of directors.

Bitzenhofer replaces previous AHACO Board Chair Michelle Heritage, who retired last year as CEO of the Community Shelter Board.

The alliance also announced:

  • E.J. Thomas, the AHACO’s founding chair and president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio, will serve as the AHACO board’s vice-chair.
  • Leah Evans, president and CEO of Homeport, will serve as the AHACO board’s secretary.
  • Amy Rosenthal, vice president of affordable housing at National Church Residences, will assume the role of AHACO’s treasurer.
  • Impact Community Action (IMPACT) CEO Bo Chilton and Creative Housing | Creative Renovations CEO Cristy “Critty” Buenconsejo have been selected as new directors to AHACO’s nine-member board.
  • Columbus-based nonprofit Homes for Families also has joined AHACO as a new member, bringing AHACO’s total roster to 29 organizations.

AHACO members represent the continuum of local and national housing experts including homeless advocates, emergency service providers, housing developers, homeownership proponents, lenders, and the philanthropic community.