The Commons at West Village is making use of vacant property and infusing $13.2 M in capital investments into Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.
Opening the fall of 2016, this permanent supportive housing project for homeless individuals is located at 8301 Detroit Avenue. The site is the former administrative headquarters of Bridgeway, Inc. which closed its doors in 2012. A Crisis Stabilization Unit still operates on the site, owned by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County and managed by FrontLine Service. The now defunct administrative building was demolished and now replaced by the apartment building.
The Commons at West Village will provide 66 one-bedroom apartments and onsite supportive services. The building will offer a community room, meeting space and a computer lab. The site will be monitored inside and out with cameras and a staffed front desk.
The project was funded mainly through the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Other financing included HOME funds (local, county and state), the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, the Home Depot Foundation, the local Continuum of Care and other grants.
The Commons at West Village 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 1% return to homelessness. Key partners of Housing First include CHN as lead developer/owner, EDEN Inc. as property manager and co-owner, FrontLine Service as lead service provider, Enterprise Community Partners as coalition leader, and Care Alliance as mobile health clinic provider