Additional Photos from the groundbreaking can be found here.
The Reserve on South Martin Community is the result of a partnership between City of Mt. Healthy, CMHA and Hamilton County
Cincinnati – Sept. 20, 2011 –The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), the City of Mt. Healthy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a representative of Governor John Kasich today broke ground on the Reserve on South Martin. The $12 million senior community will offer 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors.
“CMHA’s mission is to provide safe and affordable housing for under-served individuals,” explained Ted Bergh, interim executive director of CMHA. “Low-income seniors struggle to find affordable housing solutions they can afford on fixed incomes. The Reserve on South Martin will meet a critical need in the community and will make a positive impact on the Mt. Healthy neighborhood.”
Funds to build the retirement community will come from a Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) grant awarded to the Cincinnati-Hamilton County NSP2 Consortium (CHCNC), a non-profit partnership among CMHA, Hamilton County, the city of Cincinnati and several developers. The consortium was awarded one of just 56 NSP2 grants nationwide.
All photos courtesy of David Stephen Kalonick/CMHA.