An initiative by


Bloom celebrates, supports, and brings transparency
and guidance to every step of the homeownership
journey for Columbus’ Black and minority communities.
Are you ready to take the first step?

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Find My Why

Take the homeownership readiness quiz, explore our Columbus mortgage calculator, bust local housing myths, and discover other tools to drive your homeownership journey.

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Find Central Ohio real estate experts that are committed to Bloom’s ethos of equity or download professional vetting guides to help you build the support system that’s right for you.

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Build My Team
See practitioners that are committed to Bloom’s ethos of equity and find professional vetting guide to build the support system that’s right for you.
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After I Buy

Unlock the full power of homeownership with resources that help Franklin County residents maintain, sustain, and preserve their home for generations to come.

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Your Bloom

It takes community to build community. Bloom honors your personal homeownership journey by connecting you with unbiased advice, professional allies, and tools you can trust.

Our network of practitioners

First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Bank

Unisha Dickerson

Jeff Kanowsky

Qiana Jones

Qiana Jones

Premier Bank

Premier Bank

Omni Title LLC

Omni Title

Sharon Rigsbee

Sharyn Rigsbee

Nakita Wilson

American Eagle Mortgage

American Eagle Mortgage powered by CrossCountry Mortgage LLC

Aba Essilfie

Park National Bank

Park National Bank

Columbus Urban League

The Columbus Urban League

Marsha Packer

Anna McCurdy

Anna McCurdy

PNC Bank

PNC Bank

Huntington Bank

Huntington Bank


Radhika Moore

Local Realtor

OSU Extension Franklin County

Kim Caine

Kim Caine

Brittany LB Eddy

Brittany L.B. Eddy

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank

Gina Mancuso

Homes on the Hill

Homes on the Hill CDC

Janene Parham

Janene Parham

Licensed Realtor with Red 1 Realty

Michelle Moore

Justin Price

Justin Price

Central Ohio Community Land Trust (COCLT)

Cinnamon Doran




State Bank

Neighbor testimonials



“I would love to own a home. It’s something I desire and I’m intentional about bringing it to fruition. My life is really hectic, so many different things happening on a day-to-day basis. For me, there’s always room for more knowledge on financial literacy, mortgages, the resources that are out there.”




“There’s an in-sync-ness with other people out here. You don’t have to complete. You can stay in your own lane. There’s a lot of good people out here. Our credit is decent, we’re entrepreneurs, and we want to continue down that space [of homeownership].”




“I am a renter, definitely an aspiring homeowner. The most important thing for me is having my own front door. So many of the new apartments feel like hotels, they feel so temporary. My own front door makes it feel like home.”




“I am from Bangladesh and have been here about 21 years. My neighborhood is very good. My sons have bought homes in Dublin, Cleveland, and Detroit. I tell people: buy a home and settle here, work here and stay here.”


Your city events

MAY 29

The Linden Dream Homeownership Event by Park National Bank

May 29 at 5:30pm

Location: The Carter Room of St. Stephens Community Center

1500 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219


Jun 1

OSU Extension Home Buyer Education


Jun 8

OSU Extension Homebuyer Education

JUN 12

HUD House Party

The Plaza Hotel on Capital Square

75 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215

2pm – 8pm



JUN 24

Homeport’s Homebuyer Education Class Series: June 2024

July 13

Homeport Homeownership Education Course

Columbus Neighborhoods.

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We Are Bloom

We believe Black and minority communities should have the opportunity,
resources, and assistance to make progress towards homeownership. We
believe homeownership is a long-term investment that creates generational
wealth and shapes futures.

Bloom’s vision is to become a cornerstone in our communities by providing tools
and resources relevant to today’s Black and minority homebuyer. Follow along with us.