National Church Residences is pleased to announce it has received a $150,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to help underwrite the construction costs of a new permanent supportive housing community in Cincinnati’s South Cumminsville neighborhood. Crews recently broke ground on the Commons at South Cumminsville; a high-quality, affordable housing community that will provide 80, semi-furnished, one-bedroom units to the formerly homeless, veterans and/or disabled individuals.
While it will not exclusively serve veterans, 10 units in the building will be reserved for veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The $12 million project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to provide safe and affordable housing, in addition to case management programs to help our new residents, especially veterans, improve their lives,” said Mark Ricketts, president and chief executive officer of National Church Residences. “It’s also important that we recognize our partners, such as Home Depot, for their commitment to our mission to always provide high-quality care and services in our communities.”
National Church Residences is proud to be a national partner of The Home Depot Foundation. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted nearly $900,000 to National Church Residences for a variety of veterans housing projects and mission programming. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer corps, has provided valuable volunteer support for a number of National Church Residences’ initiatives.
“Giving back and doing the right thing are two of the core values at The Home Depot. We’re proud to have partners like National Church Residences who help us give back and do the right thing in local communities. We hope this grant positively impacts the veterans and everyone involved,” said Home Depot chairman, CEO and President Craig Menear.
In addition, the Foundation has helped to provide 135 units for veterans across three National Church Residences’ permanent supportive housing communities located in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio, as well as Atlanta.
The residents of Commons at South Cumminsville will receive supportive services, including case management, crisis intervention, recovery support, life skills and work readiness training, employment services and health care education.
National Church Residences’ innovative Permanent Supportive Housing program originated in Columbus, Ohio, and has successfully expanded to other cities in Ohio and Georgia. The organization has provided housing for veterans for more than 17 years.
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-forprofit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org