New Affordable Housing Community Opens With UH Wellness Center
November 14, 2023
CLEVELAND – Local Cleveland officials joined The NRP Group, a vertically integrated, best-in-class developer, builder and manager of multifamily housing, and University Hospitals (UH), one of the nation's leading health care systems, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of The Davis Apartments (The Davis), a 52-unit affordable housing apartment community, and the UH Community Wellness Center in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.
The community is The NRP Group’s third "Health and Housing" development, conceived to address social determinants of health (SDOH). The first project, Residences at Career Gateway in Columbus, Ohio, opened in 2018; the second, Via Sana in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland opened in 2022. Each of these affordable housing communities was created in partnership with the City of Cleveland, leveraging cross-sector collaboration, and aiming to address historic neighborhood disinvestment through new construction. This is the second of UH’s Community Wellness Centers; the first opened in Bedford, Ohio, earlier this year.
The Community Wellness Center serves as a venue for UH caregivers to engage with Glenville residents by delivering preventive health care and other solutions addressing SDOH. The center’s offerings include healthy cooking demonstrations, a Food For Life Market, support for pregnant women and young mothers, programs to combat senior citizen isolation, telehealth services and training in workforce and financial literacy.
Located at East 105th Street and Churchill Road on the site of the former Harry E. Davis Elementary School, which had been vacant since 2006, The Davis comprises one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes, along with four three-bedroom townhomes, and serves as home to individuals and families with incomes equal to or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Amenities at The Davis include a community room, a fitness center, laundry facilities, a playground, a business center, trash/recycling rooms on each floor, a pet-friendly atmosphere and controlled access for added security.
Funding for the project, which was designed by RDL Architects, was provided by Ohio Finance Housing Agency (OHFA), as well as RiverHills Bank and PNC Bank.
“The NRP Group is dedicated to creating affordable communities that provide residents with opportunities for long-term success,” said J. David Heller, President and CEO of The NRP Group. “We wouldn’t be standing here at The Davis today without the tireless efforts of City of Cleveland officials and University Hospitals staff.”
The Davis is named after Harry E. Davis, a Cleveland native who served four consecutive terms in the Ohio State House before becoming the first African American member of the Cleveland Civil Service Commission and serving as an Ohio State Senator.
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