Lead Developer: Nehemiah Expansion (NE) is the non-profit arm of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, in operation since 1999, and now owns and operates two Child Development Centers in Springfield, IL, in addition to the highly successful Nehemiah Phase I. In 2000-2001, Nehemiah Expansion constructed the Nehemiah Child Development Center East, a 7,000 SF facility that can service up to 88 children. In May 2001, NE purchased an existing Daycare facility now known as Nehemiah Child Development Center West, serving up to 50 children. They also completed the first phase of Nehemiah Homes, 20-units of single-family rental housing development.
Co-Developer: Mike Niehaus, President and Owner of Windsor Development Group, Inc. has been a developer of residential and light commercial projects for over 30 years. Windsor has built several hundred single family homes, numerous commercial projects, and developed an 80-acre tract of land into single family home-sites. Mike’s staff includes a highly qualified CFO and an Administrative Assistant, both of whom have worked on these projects, as well as several project superintendents.
The Nehemiah Homes project is a family development of 30 new single-family mixed income rental homes on various sites in the Eastside Neighborhood of Springfield, Illinois. This project marked the second phase of Nehemiah Homes. The first phase was funded by IHDA and a private tax credit investment in 2006 and is constructed and fully leased. The project was initiated by Calvary Baptist Church through its non-profit entity, Nehemiah Expansion, which was involved in all aspects of the development of this project. The project was initiated to provide decent affordable housing in an area of Springfield that was ravaged by storms in 2006 and deemed by Governor Blagojevich as a state disaster area. The Calvary Baptist Church provides tenant meeting and activity space at their church nearby. The development also includes access to an outdoor playground constructed in Phase I of the development for the children of the development’s residents.
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