Skip to main content

HFF in the News

Dowd Education Center Associate Director Honored as Librarian of the Month

June 16, 2021:  Erin Priest, Associate Director of the Dowd Education Center, was honored by the Junior Library Guild as its June "Librarian of the Month."  Learn more about Erin, her nine years with the Dowd and the profound impact of Dowd programming in this in-depth interview.


HFF's Executive Director Featured on WOSU's "All Sides with Ann Fisher"

June 9, 2021:  HFF Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice was a featured guest on Ann Fisher's "Wellness Wednesday" program, on which she discussed the impact of the "Healthy Beginnings at Home" pilot program, a collaboration that also included CareSource, Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and CelebrateOne.  The story, "Housing Stability's Role in Reducing Infant Mortality," begins at 16:37 here.


Opinion: Housing Stability Can Lead to Better Health for Pregnant Women and their Babies

May 29, 2021:  HFF Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice's guest column in The Columbus Dispatch examines the impact of the "Healthy Beginnings at Home" program - a collaboration that also included CareSource, Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and CelebrateOne - and advocates for its expansion.  Subscription may be required.


HFF's Executive Director Quoted in WSYX ABC 6 Story "Around $1.5 Million Available for Utility Assistance in Columbus"

May 4, 2021:  Federal dollars from the CARES Act were recently shifted to the department of public utilities to help local residents behind on their utility bills as a result of the pandemic.  HFF's Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice spoke to Haley Nelson about the volume of need in our community.


Until Everyone Has a Place to Call Home: Cierra's Story

April 24, 2021:  Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice and HFF program participant Cierra were participants in the Community Shelter Board's "Under One Roof" special on NBC4i, in which Cierra shared her moving success story with Audrey Hasson.


HFF's Executive Director Quoted in WSYX ABC 6 Story "Columbus Council Members Say Yes to Three Reforms"

March 8, 2021:  HFF Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice provided expert insight to Haley Nelson on Columbus City Council's "Housing for All" reform as the CCC sought to have critical new protections established for renters.


HFF's Work Featured on 60 Minutes in "Inside the COVID-19 Recession, One of the Most Unequal in Modern History"

March 7, 2021:  HFF's was featured in this national news story as one of several central Ohio agencies playing a pivotal role in Courtney Yoder's journey through homelessness, particularly in securing stable housing for her.  


HFF's Executive Director Discusses Impact of $1.25 Million Grant from Day 1 Families Foundation in Columbus Dispatch Story "Grants Help Nonprofits that Ohioans Teetering on Edge of Homelessness"

December 20, 2020:  Shortly after learning that HFF had received a $1.25 million grant from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Day 1 Families Fund, an organization launched to assist nonprofits that provide food and shelter to struggling young families, Beth Fetzer-Rice sat down with Joe Blundo to discuss the impact of HFF's work and the growth the grant would help fund.


HFF's Executive Director Discusses Impact of $1.25 Million Grant from Day 1 Families Foundation in WSYX ABC 6 Story "Organization Founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Donates Over $1 Million to Columbus Charity"

December 9, 2020:  Beth Fetzer-Rice spoke with Ciara Lucas about the impact of the Day 1 Families Fund grant, specifically noting that it allows charities that may be facing pandemic-induced donor fatigue to continue providing their critical services without interruption.


HFF Identified as One of Five Beneficiaries of Tanger Outlets and Delivering Good's 2020 Holiday Outreach


HFF Recognized as a Partner in New Columbus State Community College Initiative, "Success Bridge," in Columbus Business First Article "Columbus State Program Will Help with Rent, Provide Apartments for Homeless Students"

June 24, 2020:  HFF was recognized as part of the network of housing agencies partnering with Columbus State Community College on Success Bridge, a program seeking to eliminate housing instability as a barrier to continuing education.


No Show Mother's Day Gala 2020

HFF's "No Show Mother's Day Gala" received coverage from WSYX ABC 6's Adam Slinger and NBC4i's Catherine Ross in May 2020.  

May 7, WSYX ABC 6:  No Show Mother's Day Gala: Helping Mothers Thru The Homeless Families Foundation, Segment 1

May 10, WSYX ABC 6:  No Show Mother's Day Gala: Helping Mothers Thru The Homeless Families Foundation, Segment 2

May 10, NBC4i: No Show Mother's Day Gala Goes Virtual for Moms in Need


HFF Housing Partnership with Huckleberry House Highlighted in December 2019 Columbus Business First Article "Nonprofit Strikes Deals to Expand Homeless Youth Housing"


Three Families Assisted By HFF Featured on WSYX ABC 6's Good Day Columbus Segment "Columbus Organizations Granting Holiday Wishes to Homeless Families"

December 22, 2019:  Single moms Kristian and Bridgette and single dad Artico were granted special holiday wishes on air, with commentary from Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice about the increasing lack of affordable housing in central Ohio and its impact on the rising rate of homelessness in our community.  Some children who have benefitted from HFF's programs also helped anchors Maria Durant and Jackie Orozco create holiday crafts in this later segment.


Holiday Celebration with The Homeless Families Foundation

December 21, 2019:  WSYX ABC 6 anchor Bob Kendrick shared highlights of The Homeless Families Foundation's holiday celebration, hosted by Catering by Scott and featuring photos with Santa and a visit from the Columbus Crew!


"Hope Takes Flight" on WSYX ABC 6's Good Day Columbus

September 22, 2019:  Youth impacted by HFF's programming joined Good Day Columbus anchors Maria Durant and Jackie Orozco to discuss how the organization provides better paths for them as well as to help promote Hope Takes Flight, HFF's signature fundraising event.


HFF Recognized as Partner Agency in "Healthy Beginnings at Home" Program in August 2019 Columbus Dispatch Story, "Program to Reduce Infant Mortality Subsidizes Costs for Pregnant Women"


Heartland Woman: Beth Fetzer-Rice

November 2018:  This 90-minute podcast with HFF's Executive Director Beth Fetzer-Rice and host Martha Kovach features a layered and extensive discussion about the importance of having a place to call home, the barriers to safe and affordable housing so many in our community face, and common misconceptions and stereotypes about the families we serve. 

The Homeless Families Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

Close Menu