The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Housing Julia R. Gordon joined the leadership of National Church Residences, the largest nationwide non-profit organization providing affordable senior housing, and state and local dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Salem Village in Columbus, OH, and its 76 new affordable rental homes for low-income seniors.
Assistant Secretary Gordon highlighted the importance of HUD’s partnership with National Church Residences and other nonprofit housing providers across the country as a critical component of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to increasing the supply and affordability of rental housing for low-income seniors and other vulnerable populations.
“Our goal is to forge deep and meaningful relationships with those who, like National Church Residences, are at the forefront of providing safe, stable, and affordable housing to those we collectively serve,” said Assistant Secretary Gordon. “The opening of Salem Village is just one of the examples of how our long-standing partnership with National Church Residences can positively impact the lives of low-income seniors who need both affordable housing and the supportive services to live independently.”
The development of Salem Village was financed in part by a $4.9 million grant awarded in 2020 by HUD under its Multifamily Section 202 Capital Advance and Project-based Rental Assistance programs. In addition, on October 3rd, HUD awarded more than $9 million in Section 202 Capital Advance and ongoing Project-based Rental Assistance grants supporting affordable rental homes at a new National Church Residences property for seniors to be built in Columbus, OH.
Since 2020, HUD has awarded more than $30 million in grant awards to National Church Residences to facilitate the creation or rehabilitation of affordable rental homes for low-income seniors. As of October 2023, HUD provides project-based rental assistance for more than 16,000 affordable rental homes on properties owned by National Church Residences.