CRAWFORD APARTMENTS PROVIDES QUALITY, AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES EXPERIENCING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS

Bloomington – Today, Cinnaire, LIFEDesigns Inc., The Shalom Community Center and other partners celebrate the grand opening of Crawford Apartments. Cinnaire (Cinnaire) provided $5.49 million of Housing Credit equity to build Crawford Apartments.

LIFEDesigns’ Crawford Apartments will provide twenty-five apartment homes for formerly homeless individuals in a permanent supportive-housing environment, coordinating the best possible housing resources and supportive services. Cinnaire, LIFEDesigns and Shalom have partnered with Centerstone; Bloomington Housing Authority; Positive Link, A Program of IU Health Bloomington; and other South Central Housing Network Providers for addictions, nutrition, wellness and transportation. The developer consultant is Milestone Ventures, experienced in securing funding and project management for permanent supportive housing and affordable housing.

“We applaud LIFEDesigns, Shalom, and all of our partners on this project for thinking innovatively and boldly in addressing chronic homelessness in Bloomington,” President and CEO of Cinnaire, Mark McDaniel, commented. “Permanent Supportive Housing is the key to transforming the lives of homeless people in the Hoosier state, and this transformation begins here at Crawford Apartments.”

“LIFEDesigns, our terrific partners, and the entire development team are thrilled to present Crawford Apartments to its residents and the Bloomington community,” CEO of LIFEDesigns, Inc, Susan Rinne said. “Investments in people, not just bricks and mortar, are what make communities thrive. Crawford Apartments’ investment in Bloomington will help this community continue to grow and prosper.

The Shalom Community Center, a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, has been awarded a Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides for housing rental assistance for 20 of the units and a grant for the supportive services offered at the site.

The remaining 5 units will receive Section 8 assistance from the Bloomington Housing Authority, as well as additional funding for services provided at the building.

Other financing partners for Crawford Apartments includes: The City of Bloomington HOME, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI).

The development team for this exciting project includes: LIFEDesigns, Inc. as the project developer; Milestone Ventures as the project’s consultant; Gilliatte General Contractors served as the project contractor; Tabor/Bruce Architect & Design as the project architect; and Hayes-Gibson International, Inc. will serve as the property management company.