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Opportunity Homes is a targeted scattered site project in six Cleveland neighborhoods.
The project that began in 2009 as a comprehensive response to the foreclosure crisis which hit many Cleveland neighborhoods hard. Through a comprehensive approach, the initiative addresses the rehab and reuse of affordable single-family homes demolition of abandoned and blighted properties, foreclosures prevention and vacant land reuse, including the creation of parks and community gardens.
It is being implemented through a partnership among Enterprise Community Partners, Neighborhood Progress, Inc., the City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio, and the CDCs in each of the six neighborhoods.
As of June 2013, 234 units have been rehabilitated and brought back on line as affordable lease-purchase or for-sale housing, 236 dilapidated buildings have been demolished 57 families received assistance to avoid foreclosure and 119 vacant land reuse projects have been completed in the Opportunity Homes target areas.
Saint Luke's is a transit-oriented project that includes the adaptive reuse of the historic St. Luke’s Hospital building in Cleveland into 137 units of affordable senior housing and a charter school.
The project will be certified as meeting the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and pursue LEED Silver certification upon completion.
The redevelopment of the hospital is a vital component of Neighborhood Progress Inc.'s overall Strategic Investment Initiative plan for the Buckeye neighborhood.
Saint Luke’s has considerable strengths as an affordable senior residential community and charter school, including visibility, a generous amount of green space, and close proximity to services and public transit. It also benefits from proximity to both completed and planned nearby investments including a public school and community library.
The site is very prominent and its rehabilitation will transform this neglected building into a neighborhood landmark.
In May, the latest Housing First permanent supportive housing development, The Winton on Lorain, opened its doors to 40 new residents. This former funeral home and warehouse space has been transformed into 40 apartments housing formerly chronically homeless individuals.
The Winton, built in 1918, contains historic elements, including a tin ceiling and performance stage with its original Corinthian columns that have been carefully restored.
The Winton also features a community room with kitchen, computer lab, offices for services and property management and meeting space.
This project has been developed by the Cleveland Housing Network, in partnership with EDEN, Inc. and FrontLine Services (formerly MHS, Inc.) through the Enterprise-led Housing First Initiative, which seeks to end chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County by creating permanent supportive housing for single adults, young adults, and families with histories of long-term homelessness and disabilities.