Tax Credits Awarded To Apartments For Homeless And Disabled

The apartments are slated to be finished by December 2013 and can accommodate 40 individuals in one bedroom apartments.

Shalom Center

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The Shalom Center is partnering with Life Design to provide utilities to the center's residents.

Bloomington’s Life Designs, organization that provides assistance to those who have developmental disabilities, is one step closer to building housing for the homeless and disabled after receiving roughly four million dollars in tax credits.

Chief Executive Officer of Life Designs Susan Rinne says this is one of four funding sources going towards the construction.

“It is really the big piece that we’ve been waiting for, we’ve gotten funding from the City of Bloomington, and some other IHCDA funds and then we’re waiting on Federal Home Loan Bank which is the fourth piece,” she says.

IHCDA is the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, a federal program that oversees tax credits going towards affordable housing.

Rinne says the apartments are slated to be finished by December 2013 and can accommodate 40 individuals in one bedroom apartments.

Bloomington’s Shalom Center will also provide funding for residents by paying for utilities, case management and employment services.

The tax credits represent roughly 80-percent of the total funding required to construct the apartments.

Kyle Clayton

Kyle Clayton is a WFIU news producer. He is currently studying journalism at Indiana University and comes to WFIU following an internship in the fall of 2011. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned home to Indiana in 2008 to begin his education and pursue his interests in writing.

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  • Anita Villarreal

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