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Opportunity Homes is a targeted scattered site project in six Cleveland neighborhoods.
The project that began in 2009 will result in 300 single-family homes being renovated for affordable sale to new homeowners, 300 abandoned, blighted properties being demolished, and 300 foreclosures avoided.
Opportunity Homes was started to combat the foreclosure crisis hitting many Cleveland neighborhoods.
It is 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 July, 2011, 178 units have been rehabilitated and brought back on line as rental or for-sale housing, 147 dilapidated buildings have been demolished and 65 families received assistance to avoid foreclosure.
St. Luke's is a transit-oriented redevelopment consisting of affordable housing for seniors that consists of the adaptive reuse and historic rehabilitation of the U-shaped St. Luke's Hospital building in Cleveland.
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, including visibility, a generous amount of green space, and close proximity to services and public transit. It also benefits from proximity to both completed (school, library) and planned nearby investments.
The site is very prominent and its rehabilitation will transform this neglected building into a neighborhood landmark.
Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided developers Neighborhood Progress Inc. and Pennrose Properties a $3.2 million loan and Enterprise Community Investment syndicated nearly $11 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Federal Historic Tax Credit equity.
South Pointe Commons
South Pointe Commons consists of a new construction apartment building as well as rehabilitation of an existing four-unit townhouse building.
A unique feature of this building is Maha’s Café, a 2,000 sq. ft. restaurant located on the ground floor providing employment opportunities for the building’s residents and other disabled persons.
South Pointe also features a large community room with a kitchen, 24-hour staffed front desk, offices, computer lab, outdoor patio and fully equipped exercise room. On-site services are provided by Mental Health Services and Veterans Affairs.
This project has been developed through the Enterprise-led Housing First Initiative, which seeks to end chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County by creating 1,000 units of permanent supportive housing for adults with histories of long-term homelessness and disabilities.