Hawthorn Grove

Hawthorn Grove apartment community is located at 550 E. Rich Street. The beautiful structure, which echoes the residences that once graced the neighborhood, replaced a vacant parking lot. The building provides 39 one-bedroom units of housing for people disabled by mental illness and one resident manager's unit. All 40 units are rent-subsidized to limit the rent burden on our residents to 30 percent of their income. Community Housing Network and its partner organizations invested approximately $6 million into this quality structure. CHN manages the property and coordinates community services. The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) offers onsite supportive services, including recovery, wellness and employment-related programs.

Resident services

Hawthorn Grove offers residents supportive services that enable them to find work, maintain their treatment and recovery and eventually give back to the community. This supportive housing environment also provides peer support and a sense of community; both of which are often lacking in the lives of the target population. 

Property management

CHN has a 24-hour, on-call capacity and a constant presence at Hawthorn Grove. The complex also has a live-in resident manager. 


CHN and its partners would like to thank the following organizations for their funding and support of Hawthorn Grove:

    • ADAMH Board of Franklin County
    • City of Columbus
    • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
    • Franklin County
    • Huntington National Bank
    • The Arlington Bank
    • Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
    • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
    • Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
    • Ohio Development Services Agency 

Community relations

CHN's philosophy is to be open and honest with its neighbors. CHN strives to overcome concerns and reassure people that residents are committed to improving their lives. Residents want what everyone else in the neighborhood desires —a sense of community and a place to call home. A stable living environment is their step toward improving health, maintaining recovery, finding work and keeping families united. For Hawthorn Grove, CHN formed a Community Advisory Committee to assure responsiveness to community concerns. CHN encouraged the committee to enter into a Good Neighbor Agreement —a framework for mutual expectations and ongoing communications. We will maintain working relationships with the neighborhood long after Hawthorn Grove opens its doors. For more information about Hawthorn Grove or to volunteer to serve on the Community Advisory Committee, please email the Communications and Public Affairs Department at communications@chninc.org.