Kaptur Announces $5.9 Million Federal Grant for Toledo Senior Housing Project

September 16, 2021
Press Release

Toledo, OH – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after participating in a press conference with Toledo-area leaders where she announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had awarded a $5,898,509 grant to the Collingwood Green senior housing project to support the creation of 30 units of housing for low-income seniors. In May, Rep. Kaptur sent a letter to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge supporting the project’s application for federal funding.

The project – a partnership between National Church Residences and Lucas Metropolitan Housing – will utilize the nearly $5.9 million federal grant for the Collingwood Green site located at Nebraska Avenue and Division Street near Downtown Toledo.

The funding for this project comes from HUD’s Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, an initiative aimed at ensuring very low-income seniors are provided safe, supportive housing where assistance with cleaning, cooking, and transportation are available for residents. Rep. Kaptur has long advocated for Congress to increase funding for the program.

“Our seniors have spent their lives building up and providing for the next generations – and we owe it to them that they are provided the dignity, care, and respect they deserve,” said Rep. Kaptur. “This remarkable partnership between National Church Residences, Lucas Metropolitan Housing, and the federal government is indicative of the community-wide dedication to lifting up our aging residents. We appreciate the tireless efforts undertaken by all to advance this project, and bring us one step closer to housing our neighbors in need.”

“At Lucas Metropolitan Housing, we are translating vision into reality – to create and maintain sustainable, affordable housing opportunities, provide pathways to a better quality of life, and empower vibrant communities,” said Lucas Metropolitan Housing President and CEO, and Lucas Housing Services Corporation President Joaquin Cintron Vega. “This award supports our vision to expand the supply of affordable housing with supportive services. In this case, to provide options for the elderly that will allow them to live independently but in an environment that provides additional support activities. I am very grateful for the support of Congresswoman Kaptur and our partnership with National Church Residences. Their guidance, direction, and effective work in coordination with our Lucas Metropolitan Housing team and the Lucas Housing Services Corporation opened the door for this fantastic opportunity.”

“National Church Residences values partnerships above all else,” said National Church Residences Executive Vice President Michelle Norris. “This opportunity was only made possible due to the combined efforts of Congresswoman Kaptur’s office, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Lucas County Metropolitan Housing. We’re grateful for their work and we’re excited to grow our portfolio in Toledo through the HUD Section 202 program. This award allows National Church Residences to further our mission of providing affordable housing and supportive services to seniors in this area.”

The letter Rep. Kaptur sent to Secretary Fudge supporting the project can be found here. More information on HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program can be found here.

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For more information, contact Chris Dalton at chris.dalton@mail.house.gov or (202) 897-7438.