CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Eight new housing projects were approved at the Cuyahoga County Board meeting on Tuesday, paving the way for more than 368 new safe and affordable homes, according to a news release issued by the county.

The county said these projects focus on their goal of increasing housing stability for families and individuals and providing stable alternatives to homelessness.

The new projects are part of the county’s larger plan to increase the supply of affordable housing for low- and middle-income people in our community and address the growing lack of affordable housing for low-income people in our community. community.

The following projects will move forward:

1. 2804 S. Moreland: Rakefet Landes will rehabilitate a long-vacant historic residential building located at 2804 Moreland in Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 23

County loan amount: $450,000

Total project cost: $2,777,098

2. Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation: Through its Cuyahoga Land Bank charities, the Land Reutilization Corporation will provide matching grants for housing and rehabilitation, as well as matching grants for the construction of five new homes in the city of East Cleveland.

County loan amount: $1.5 million

Total project cost: $3,950,000

3. EDEN Expansion Phase II: Led by Emerald Development and Economic Network (EDEN), this project will redevelop and rehabilitate an existing building and create new affordable housing on EDEN-owned lots in the City of Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 4

County loan amount: $450,000

Total project cost: $2,638,681

4. Allen Estates Project: Led by Frontline Development Corporation, this project will build new affordable, workforce-oriented housing in the City of Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 240

County loan amount: $600,000

Total project cost: $13,700,000

5. The Cleveland Scholar House Project: Led by CHN Housing Partners, this project will support low-to-moderate income single parents seeking higher education in Cuyahoga County and will consist of two- and three-bedroom units in the city of Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 40

County loan amount: $450,000

Total project cost: $16,500,000

6. Madison Ave and Lorain Ave: Led by Emerald Development and Economic Network, this project will redevelop and rehabilitate two existing buildings and create new affordable housing located on Madison Avenue and Lorain Avenue in the City of Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 6

County loan amount: $450,000

Total project cost: $5,025,750

7. The Karam Senior Living Project: Led by Northwest Neighborhoods CDC, this project will be a collaboration between Northwest Neighborhoods CDC and the new Walz Branch of the Cleveland Public Library to create affordable rental housing for seniors in the city of Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 51

County loan amount: $450,000

Total project cost: $14,028,196

8. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries is offering an innovative solution that will provide new, affordable, energy-efficient permanent housing for homeless people in the city of Cleveland.

New affordable housing: 4

County loan amount: $200,000

Total project cost: $466,200

“Stable and secure housing is a critical component for county residents to thrive,” County Executive Armond Budish said. “The creation of more than 368 affordable housing units, primarily in the city of Cleveland, will have a major impact on our homeless population and provide a more cohesive and stable place to live for families to succeed.

County funding for these eight projects, which will be in the form of interest-free, repayable loans, totals $4.5 million, $3 million paid through the general fund made possible by federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and $1.5 million from Federal HOME Investment Partnership Funds.