October 29, 2015 - Hawthorne Grove, a $6.9 million new construction project serving residents with severe mental health disabilities, held its grand opening recently in Columbus. The Community Housing Network, Inc. developed the project in partnership with the Franklin County ADAMH Board and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS). Hawthorn Grove is a 3-story building featuring 40 one-bedroom apartments in an environment that supports recovery and housing retention for residents suffering mental disabilities.
Located in a Columbus Downtown Development Commission region and a local historic district, Hawthorne Grove provides on-site management, a community room, a computer center, a library, laundry facilities and a fitness center for the residents. Each apartment contains a range, refrigerator, window treatments, intercom system, microwave, central air conditioning, and ceiling fan.
Hawthorne Grove will provide service-enriched housing to consumers of Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board services who are non-homeless, have a diagnosed severe or persistent mental illness who are in need of housing.
Hawthorne Grove was developed using Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Tax Exempt Bonds administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and underwritten through Huntington National Bank. Other funding includes City of Columbus and Franklin County HOME funds, a Federal Home Loan Bank AHP grant, and ODMAH and ADAMH capital funds. Equity was provided by the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing through a proprietary fund with Nationwide Insurance.