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Mr. Keller has been with Ohio Capital Corporation since its inception; first as Director of Development and then as President since 1993. Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing is an independent non-profit corporation created with the assistance of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency in 1989. Hal oversees all corporate policy and fiscal affairs, including securing corporate investors for Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity funds and coordinating efforts to develop housing projects receiving equity investment from the Ohio Equity Funds. To date, Ohio Capital Corporation has raised more than $4 billion in corporate equity for LIHTC projects involving more than 800 transactions and 45,000 units of affordable housing in Ohio and Kentucky. OCCH also provides services on a range of affordable housing issues to state and local governments, financial institutions, public housing authorities, property management companies, as well as local non-profit and for-profit developers.
OCCH has an affiliated property management and supportive services organization, Community Properties of Ohio Management Services, a lending subsidiary, Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, a certified Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), and a philanthropic arm, Ohio Capital Impact Corporation.
Hal has been involved in affordable housing for over 40 years as a consultant to state and local governments, an administrator of state and local housing programs, and as a neighborhood organizer and tenant advocate. He started his career as a community organizer in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood working for West Side Community House. He holds Master of Arts degrees in both Public Administration and Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science from Case Western Reserve University.
Mr. Keller serves on the boards of a variety of organizations including the YMCA of Central Ohio, Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio Housing Council, and PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation). He also serves on the boards of several national affordable housing trade associations.