Owner/Developer: Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) is the regional headquarters for a national nonprofit organization, Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. MHL works to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. MHL believes that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods and stabilize lives. Mercy Housing serves a variety of populations with housing projects for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs. Mercy Housing is redefining affordable housing by creating a stable foundation where residents can explore their potential, supported by practical resident programs such as health classes, financial education, employment initiatives, parenting and after-school programs for children.
Mercy Housing Lakefront is recapitalizing and performing a total historic rehabilitation of the Miriam Apartments, an existing SRO property that was originally redeveloped as a HUD Mod Rehab property by Lakefront Single Room Occupancy Corporation (which is now Mercy Housing Lakefront) in 1991. The Miriam is a four‐story brick building with 66-units of permanent supportive housing that serves formerly homeless women. The units currently have shared bathrooms and community kitchens, but the rehab will reconfigure to provide individual bathrooms for each unit while maintaining the 66-unit count and maintaining common areas. Post-rehab, the building will continue to serve individuals struggling with homelessness and disabilities but will not be restricted to women. Given the extensive construction scope, all 66 current tenants will be relocated during construction, with the right to return after completion.
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