Commons at Madison Avenue
(Ground Breaking Held for Commons at Madison Avenue—New 40-Unit Permanent Supportive Housing Development in Mahoning County )
October 25, 2016 - A partnership among Compass Family & Community Services, Meridian Community Care, and Help Hotline Crisis Center will help to create a permanent supportive housing development for persons with mental illness and addiction illnesses who may be homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or looking for affordable housing in Youngstown, Ohio. A ground breaking ceremony was held for Commons at Madison Avenue on the construction site of the 40-unit project today. Commons at Madison Avenue will feature a two-story building with secure entrance, office space, community space, and public and private meeting rooms for the residents.
Commons at Madison Avenue will provide on-site property management and social services, central laundry, computer room, craft room, and a walking path. All units contain one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen and living areas. The furnished units include energy efficient appliances, central air conditioning, window coverings, and an intercom/security system. Compass Family & Community Services, Meridian Community Care, and Help Hotline Crisis Center will offer supportive services to all residents on site.
Commons at Madison Avenue was developed using a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and a Housing Trust Fund loan administered through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, funding through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, local foundation support and an AHP grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Huntington Bank, and The Home Savings and Loan Company. Equity investment was provided by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.