COLUMBUS -- Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. awarded the Home & Community Services division of National Church Residences a grant through the HUD Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) program.
The grant will permit National Church Residences to introduce its Home for Life program to 350 senior residents of Cuyahoga County. Home for Life is a progressive plan that helps seniors remain healthy and happy wherever they call home. Home for Life addresses social determinants of health, including isolation and depression, and connects seniors to providers who can support the senior in their goals for health and emotional well-being.
Section 4 strengthens rural, suburban, and urban communities across the nation by providing critical support to local nonprofit organizations that develop affordable housing, finance small businesses, revitalize commercial corridors, and help address local healthcare, childcare, education, and safety needs. Through grants, loans, training, and guidance, Section 4 provides local organizations with the staffing, program development, and financial resources to maximize the impact of the services they provide and ensure the long-term sustainability of their investments.
It is the only federal program that is exclusively focused on increasing the effectiveness of these organizations.
Since 2010, Section 4 has benefited communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This investment has created and preserved more than 37,000 affordable homes and attracted over $5.7 billion in total development costs for low-income neighborhoods and communities across the country, leveraging more than $20 for every $1 of Section 4. Section 4 helps create jobs, support small businesses, and develop millions of square feet of commercial, retail and community facility space. It also supports vital programs, such as financial counseling, job training, and crime reduction in order to improve the physical and economic conditions in thousands of neighborhoods.