Greenbridge Commons is located along Cleveland’s Euclid Corridor, an ideal location near world-class medical institutions and a wide array of retail and community services.
Greenbridge Commons is a permanent supportive housing project developed in 2011 for chronically homeless individuals of Cleveland, Ohio. Located in Cleveland’s Midtown corridor, the site was selected because of its proximity to community amenities and supportive services, availability of nearby world-class health facilities and excellent access to public transit.
Phase II of Greenbridge Commons is now being planned. It will adjoin to the existing building, providing a shared campus, integrated common spaces and supportive services, reducing operating costs as a result. The development will achieve Enterprise Green Communities© certification, offering 60 one-bedroom apartments with a full bath, kitchen, storage, and furnishings. The site will have secured access, including full-time security staffing.
Principal funding is from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Other financing includes HOME funds, Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the local Continuum of Care.
Greenbridge Commons is part of Housing First, a coalition of public and private organizations whose mission is to establish the permanent supportive housing model in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and to end chronic homelessness in our community. The model is performing above expectations in Cleveland, with less than a 2% return to homelessness (Housing First: Phase One Process Evaluation).
Key partners of Housing First are CHN Housing Partners as lead developer/owner, Emerald Development & Economic Network, Inc. (EDEN) as property manager and co-owner, FrontLine Service as lead service provider and Enterprise Community Partners as coalition leader.