Housing projects funded in North College Hill, West College Hill, Springdale, Colerain and Lockland

Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 12:08:30-04

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio -- Five Hamilton County neighborhoods will see new housing projects thanks to federal funds, the county announced Tuesday.

North College Hill, West College Hill, Springdale, Colerain Township and Lockland will each get a share of $1.6 million being used to create more affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is funding the project, with specific grants from the HOME Investment Partnership Program ($1 million), and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program ($600,000).

In North College Hill, Volunteers of America are building twelve units of female veteran housing at Annabelle's Place. This project will receive $400,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds; construction will cost $1.4 million in total, according to a press release from Hamilton County.

Habitat for Humanity will build five new, single-family homes in West College Hill. This project will cost an estimated $650,000 and will receive $350,000 in federal funds, according to the release.

Habitat for Humanity will also build four new single-family homes in Lockland for low- to moderate-income families. The project was awarded $250,000 in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds and will costs an estimated $625,000 in total construction costs.

In Springdale, the Episcopal Retirement Services Affordable Living LLC will rehab 149 units of senior housing at Maple Knoll Village senior housing complex. This project will receive $350,000 in funds from the HOME Investment Partnership Program, going towards the estimated $7 million total cost of construction, according to the release.

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority will build 70 new units of low-income senior space at West Union Square in Colerain Township. The total construction costs of the project will total over $15 million, but the project was awarded $250,000 in HOME program funds, the release said.