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Cuyahoga Housing Consortium Awards Funding to Cuyahoga County Housing Organizations



Cleveland – Cuyahoga County, on behalf of the Cuyahoga Housing Consortium has awarded funding to North Coast Community Homes and Catholic Charities Housing Corporation. The Cuyahoga Housing Consortium receives federal housing development funds, under the HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME Program) to support the development of safe and affordable housing for adults with disabilities and other low-income persons and families. The awards are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investments Partnerships Program.

The Cuyahoga Housing Consortium review board consists of one member from the following; Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Lakewood and Parma. Six applications for 2015 funding were received by the Cuyahoga Housing Consortium. Three applicants met the requirements for funding: North Coast Community Homes, Catholic Charity Housing Corp. and Eden Inc.

North Coast Community Homes has been awarded $312,520 to purchase and renovate three single family homes for rental to disabled adults. For the first time in 20 years, North Coast Community Homes will use a portion of Cuyahoga County’s funding to purchase and renovate two of the three homes for rental by adults living with Multiple Sclerosis. For more than twenty years, North Coast Community Homes has used Cuyahoga County’s federal housing development funding to buy and renovate homes for rental to adults with developmental disabilities. North Coast Community Homes is a non-profit organization, developing community rental housing for disabled adults.

“North Coast CHDO Homes is very pleased to receive this funding,” said Stephen McPeake, President & CEO, North Coast Community Homes. “It will help develop the first two fully accessible community integrated homes for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis in the Midwest. The third home will assist in the movement of individuals out of a large state run developmental center to small community based housing. This funding was critical in our ability to leverage other additional funds to make these three homes a reality.”

Catholic Charities Housing Corporation has been awarded $150,000 to purchase and renovate three single family homes for rental to a total of twelve adults with disabilities. Each adult will rent a private room, with shared use of common areas including kitchen and bath.

“The Catholic Charities Housing Corporation is extremely grateful to Cuyahoga County and the Housing Consortium for the $150,000 in HOME funds,” said Lawrence Murtaugh, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Housing Corporation. “The funds will greatly assist in the renovation of group homes for persons with developmental disabilities. Our residents look forward to their new homes and to be part of the respective communities.”