Save Courtyard Estates

Our Mission:

Save Courtyard Estates.

Courtyard Estates is a mobile home park in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio that allows low-income, disabled seniors to live independently when they may not otherwise be able to.

Courtyard residents are under threat from a luxury developer, Preferred Living, which has purchased the land and has plans to build a 3 story ~140 unit luxury apartment complex on the site. Plans have been rendered for a complex on the parcel of land Courtyard sits on.

You can help the residents of Courtyard Estates protect their homes and way of life from developers who seek to put profit over the well-being of longtime Clintonville residents. Read on.


What We’re Doing

To protect the seniors in Courtyard Estates from the threat of redevelopment and to ensure sustainable housing for their future, we are pursuing self-ownership. This would mean the seniors themselves will buy out the mobile home park.



The number of years Courtyard Estates has been an affordable housing community for Columbus, Ohio’s seniors.

70+ is also the average age of Courtyard’s residents. The youngest is 55 and the oldest is in their mid-90s.



Trailer pads in Courtyard Estates

The number of trailer pads in Courtyard Estates and the number of homes that would be destroyed because of this development. ~80 seniors currently live in the community.



apartment complexes

The number of luxury apartment complexes currently in Clintonville that are, as yet, not filled to capacity. There’s no reason to kick seniors out of their homes, especially when there are plenty of luxury apartment options in Clintonville and beyond with open space.


How You Can Help

You can help in ways great and small.

Every action, no matter how small, makes a difference!


Spread the word

The quickest and easiest way to help is also one of the most effective. Spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors in Clintonville and in the greater Columbus area. Let them know that affordable housing is important, gentrification is unacceptable, and Columbus’ seniors deserve better.

Click here for a PDF printout to share with your community.

Volunteer your time and/or skills

Can you shovel snow for an afternoon? Do you have legal know-how? Or do you have a burning desire to help this community? We can use you! Every action counts.

Reach out to us here and let us know how you’d like to help.

Contact Your representatives

Let Columbus City Council know this issue is important to you and they should do their part to fight on behalf of the Courtyard seniors and all who need affordable housing in Columbus.

Click here for a phone/email script and click here for City Council’s contact info.

Donate to the Clintonville Resource Center

The Clintonville Resource Center supports the seniors by providing busses for transportation and printing services for community newsletters, as well as supporting some in Courtyard with assistance for their basic needs like food, rent, and utilities.

Donate today. Every dollar makes a difference!