South Shore Commons, a supportive housing apartment complex for 60 households, opened in early February in Gary, Indiana. This development will house people who have formerly experienced homelessness who have a disability, and voluntary services will be provided by Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living.
Edgewater Systems led a team through the Indiana Supportive Housing Institute and received a pre-development loan and technical assistance from CSH. The team includes UP Development LLC, Broadway Area Community Development Corporation, NSP Consultants and the City of Gary. The development received Low Income Housing Tax Credits and operational support from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson expressed her strong support for this development, calling it extraordinary, and spoke at the ribbon cutting about how providing this type of support for "the least among us" will help households elevate their own status, which will elevate the rest of the community as well.