A $10.2 million expansion of National Church Residences Avondale, a senior mixed-income community, is complete. This strong public-private collaboration has doubled the size of the community in Dublin, Ohio. Like Phase I, which was completed in 2012, Phase II consists of 100 units of housing, comprised of one- and two-bedroom mid-rise apartments and cottages.
National Church Residences partnered with Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority to create Avondale, designed as a campus connected by sidewalks and walking paths. The central community building hosts the Dublin Community Recreation Center, a satellite office where the City of Dublin offers fitness, arts and educational programming.
Funding for the expansion came from 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, tax credit equity from National Affordable Housing Trust, a National Church Residences loan, a Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority loan and a City of Dublin loan. The tax credit investor is Huntington National Bank, and Red Capital is providing a permanent loan.
The architect is Berardi Partners. Corna-Kokosing constructed the buildings.
ABOUT NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENCES
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 25 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.