See Our Work in Ohio
See some of our successful projects with partners in Ohio.
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.
- For the charter school and commercial component of the project, Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided a $3 million loan and Enterprise Community Investment provided an $11 million allocation of New Market Tax Credits.
Buckeye Square is a permanent supportive housing project for chronically homeless individuals. The newest 65 unit building opened at the end of 2013 in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood and has Enterprise Green Communities Certification.
- The building is within walking distance of major anchor projects including medical facilities, community, and public services. In addition, Enterprise Community Investment funded Saint Luke’s Manor is also in the neighborhood.
- Buckeye Square features on-site social services, common laundry facilities, a community room with kitchen, a computer lab, parking for residents, a 24-hour staffed front desk and outdoor courtyard space.
- This project has been developed by Cleveland Housing Network, in partnership with EDEN, Inc. and FrontLine Services 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.
Our leadership in the Housing First Initiative supported the development, management, operations and services of permanent supportive housing. Together with our partners, Cleveland Housing Network, EDEN, Inc., and FrontLine Service we continue to support the success of Housing First residents. Below are further examples of Housing First locations.
|Edgewood Park, on the city’s southeast side, is in a historic landmark district and represents a gateway into the Slavic Village neighborhood. The efficiency apartments are 450 - 460 square feet and come with basic furnishings, appliances, kitchenette, air conditioning, large closet, and pantry.
Neighborhood: Slavic Village
|Emerald Commons, on Cleveland’s west side, represents the Cuyahoga County’s first newly-constructed supportive housing project. Residents live in 350 square foot efficiencies that include a bathroom and kitchen.
|Greenbridge Commons, in the revitalizing Fairfax neighborhood, sits along the new RTA HealthLine near the growing institutions of University Circle. The efficiency apartments are 430 square feet and come with basic furnishings.
|Northridge Commons, on the city’s west side, is the first Housing First site to focus on disabled adults over the age of 50 and the only site to house persons who have not experienced homelessness but do require permanent supportive housing. The building has been rehabilitated to be fully accessible to persons with physical challenges and includes community space, office space, laundry facilities and outdoor areas.
|Winton on Lorain, with 40 efficiency apartments for permanent supportive housing. The site is the adaptive reuse of a vacant three-story building and the new construction of four townhome units, located in a unique historic district of Cleveland (the Lorain Station Historic District).