See some of our successful projects with partners in Ohio.
The Opportunity Homes project is a targeted scattered site project in six Cleveland neighborhoods. Enterprise is implementing the project with our local partners: Neighborhood Progress, Inc., the city of Cleveland, the state of Ohio, and the community development corporations (CDCs) in each of the six targeted neighborhoods.
The Opportunity Homes initiative began in 2009 as a comprehensive response to the foreclosure crisis. The initiative addresses the rehabilitation 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.
As of June 2013, 234 units have been rehabilitated and offered as affordable lease-purchase or for-sale housing, 236 dilapidated buildings have been demolished, 57 families have received assistance to avoid foreclosure and 119 vacant land reuse projects have been completed.
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 LEED Silver certification will be pursued 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.
Strengths of the Saint Luke’s location as an affordable senior residential community plus charter school include visibility, a generous amount of green space and close proximity to services and public transit.
St. Luke’s also benefits from proximity to both completed and planned nearby investments including a public school and community library.
Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided developers Neighborhood Progress Inc. and Pennrose Properties with a $3.2 million loan for the senior housing component of the project.
Enterprise Community Investment syndicated nearly $11 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Federal Historic Tax Credit equity for the housing component of the project.
In May of 2013, the latest Housing First permanent supportive housing development, The Winton on Lorain, opened its doors. This former funeral home and warehouse space has been transformed into 40 apartments that now provide homes to formerly homeless men and women.
The Winton, built in 1918, contains historic elements, including a tin ceiling and performance stage with 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.