First stops: Safe Haven and Scattered Site Housing
Mixed-income apartments in Larimer & Enright Court
The tour then wound through the neighborhood of Larimer past the old Larimer school, hundreds of vacant lots, and finally to a large five-story building that was formerly a hospital and for which plans are in the works to create a mixed-income apartment building with space for veterans.
Enright Court, a 1972 Ryan Home housing development made of up 98 individually owned homes was the next stop. Participants got to tour a completed home as well as one under construction while learning about ELDI’s outreach efforts to help residents bring Enright Court back to its former glory.
Last stops: Mellon’s Orchard Apartments & an Open Hand Ministries Home
The final stop on the tour included a stroll through the blighted Mellon’s Orchard Apartments on Negley Avenue and a completely renovated Open Hand Ministries house on Rural Street that will soon be owned by a single mother family from East Liberty Garden Apartments.
People were amazed to learn that 40% of East Liberty’s residential rental units are permanently affordable and protected by deed restrictions.
They were also pleased to learn of the push by ELDI and its many partner organizations to increase minority homeownership and business development in the East End, a concerted effort to ensure that all boats rise in this increasingly upwardly mobile market.
Want to know more about affordable housing in East Liberty? Learn more here.