WSOS Community Action opens Commons at Little Bark Creek

Older Ohioans who want or need to live with younger kin often have very few housing options outside of homeownership. Low-income renters have a hard time trying to find an apartment that is both affordable and appropriate for several generations living under one roof.

WSOS Community Action, in partnership with Herman and Kittle Properties, recently opened a new $10.1 million 66-unit Commons at Little Bark Creek in Freemont, Ohio that is designed to serve the growing senior population who live with children and other younger relatives.

The affordable housing development will include units that are senior-only, and senior/multigenerational, where at least one resident is over 55. The combination of senior and multigenerational units will provide a campus like space for the various residents, with community space and amenities for all populations.

The Housing Development Assistance program provided $350,000 in funding from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

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Community Action Organization and opens Londonerry Apartments

The Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison, and Union counties in partnership with Fairfield Homes, Inc. recently cut the ribbon on a newly renovated $8.3 million family project in London, Ohio.

Renovation of the existing nine building, 72-unit rural complex was made possible in part with $350,000 from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund through the Housing Development Assistance Program. The project also received $306,190 in an Affordable Housing Program grant through FHLB member Park National Bank to help fund the acquisition and rehabilitation of the property.

All of the Londonerry units will provide housing for low- and very-low income households.

CHN Housing Partners Win Innovative Affordable Housing Award

CHN Housing Partners and EDEN recently won an award for “innovative affordable housing” by the National Development Council, for their project the Commons at West Village in Cleveland.

This $13.7 million project, funded through Low Income Housing Tax Credits, provides 66 furnished one bedroom units and onsite assistance for chronically homeless individuals and veterans. This is a Housing First project that used innovative strategies to overcome obstacles to development, including a local NIMBY backlash that sought to halt the project’s development.

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