HUD Awards Housing Grants
in Five Indiana Towns
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez recently announced
that more than $740 million in housing assistance grants will be
awarded this year to help the nation's very low-income elderly and
people with disabilities. The grants include $593 million for the
elderly and $146 million for people with disabilities. Eight of
these new projects are in Illinois.
"This Administration is committed to making sure our senior citizens
and people with disabilities have opportunities for decent, safe
and affordable places to live," Martinez said. "The money that we
awarded today will go a long way toward achieving that goal."
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will receive
a Capital Advancei of $8,460,700 and Five-year rental
subsidyii of $1,508,500 to construct 87 units.
The organization will construct a 3-story, 4-story and 5-story structure
designed in context with a traditional Chicago courtyard apartment
building. The structure's presence will blend with the surrounding
neighborhood. A rooftop garden will be available to residents. It
will be located on the roof of the 4th story and will be accessed
from the 5th floor. Masonry, stone detailing and building setbacks
on the exterior will bring added character to the facades. The development
will be part of the North Center Senior Campus.
Holiness is the Way Gospel Temple and co-sponsor Trinity Village
Nonprofit Hsg Corp of Chicago, IL will receive a Capital Advance
of $5,238,400 and Five-year rental subsidy of $929,500.
The proposed development will be a 7-story, 2 elevator building,
consisting of 53 one-bedroom units for elderly persons and a two-bedroom
unit for a resident manager. It will be modest but tastefully designed
to blend with the current community housing stock yet at the same
time it will enhance the beauty of the area. There will be outdoor
leisure space and parking, all in a beautifully landscaped setting.
Fourteen of the units will be designed for handicapped accessibility,
including open front kitchen counters for the wheelchair bound.
In Decatur, Non-Profit Sponsor Lutheran Social Services of
Illinois receives a Capital Advance of $5,062,600 and a Five-year
rental subsidy: $1,035,000
The development consists of a three-story building with 59 one-bedroom
independent living units for elderly residents and one two-bedroom
unit for the resident manager. The units will have adjustable height
shelving, lever handles and individual heating/cooling controls.
Each unit will be designed for wheelchair adaptability and three
units will be set aside for wheelchair accessibility. The design
will accommodate the changing needs of the residents over the next
10 - 20 years.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will construct
73 units in Northlake using a HUD Capital Advance of $7,102,500
and a Five-year rental subsidy of $1,263,000.
The development will contain 72 one-bedroom units for the elderly
and a two-bedroom unit for the resident manager. The community space
will consist of a congregate dining room with kitchen, senior center
equipped to accommodate a variety of social and recreational activities,
a patio, garden area, lounge, craft room and laundry room. The space
will be fully accessible so that persons in wheelchairs will be
able to be as independent as possible. The site is within walking
distance of a park, restaurants and a grocery store.
Supportive Housing for persons with disabilities in Illinois
In Cairo Delta Center Inc will receive a Capital Advance of
$802,000 and a Five-year rental subsidy of $175,500.
This development will have 10 independent living units for persons
with chronic mental illness. There will be 8 one-bedroom units and
2 two-bedroom units in a one-story structure. Each unit will have
a full kitchen, dining area, living room, and entry with a closet,
bathroom with a tub/shower unit and bedroom(s) with a full closet.
Each unit is designed for wheelchair adaptability and one unit will
be set aside for wheelchair accessibility. Each unit will have adjustable
height shelving, lever handles and heating/cooling controls.
In Crete the New Hope Trust Fund Inc will construct 12 units
using a Capital Advance $1,123,400 and a Five-year rental subsidy
This development will consist of two 6-person group homes for persons
with developmental disabilities. The sites are located on quiet
residential streets, yet are accessible to shopping and recreational
activities. The downtown area of Crete has several stores and restaurants
and provides a comfortable atmosphere for walking and window-shopping.
Other downtown amenities available include a bowling alley, health
club, beauty salon, video rental and grocery store. A PACE van will
be available to the residents for transportation.
Bridgeway Inc will build 16 units for the chronically mentally
ill in Kewanee, IL using a Capital Advance of $1,162,100 and a Five-year
rental subsidy of $281,000.
There will be two buildings, one a 6-person group home and the
other a 10 unit independent living project. The group home will
have 6 bedrooms, a full kitchen, living and dining rooms, entry
with closet, and 3 full baths. The independent living project will
be a one-story building with 10 one-bedroom units. Each unit will
have a full kitchen, dining area, living room, entry with closet,
full bathroom and full closet. Both buildings will have wheelchair
Co-Non-Profit Sponsors, Accessible Space, Inc and Over the Rainbow
Association will receive a Capital Advance of $3,243,900 and a Five-year
rental subsidy of $403,500 for 24 units in Waukegan.
Sponsors will construct a new barrier-free 3-story building with
a centrally located elevator for ease of resident access. The building
will serve as an independent living home for 23 persons with disabilities
and one manager. Persons with various physical limitations reviewed
virtually all appliances, equipment and hardware to insure maximum
usability. All apartments will be designed to be flexible and adaptable
to specific resident needs.
i Capital advances. This is
money that covers the cost of developing the housing. It does not
need to be repaid as long as the housing is available for at least
40 years for occupancy by very low-income people with disabilities.
ii Project rental assistance. This is money that
goes to each non-profit group to cover the difference between the
residents' contributions toward rent and the cost of operating the