We bought an apartment building! It’s been a huge undertaking to remove 13 dumpsters worth of debris, defend our temporary murals in a city zoning meeting, get multiple bids on each system replacement, and raise the funds needed to start the work… but we did it.
By fall of 2018 we hope to offer long term apartments for families who’ve achieved stability at Lydia’s House. As the pictures below show, we have a long way to go, but we’ve never been shy about ambitious renovation projects.
Budget estimates for the 8 unit building are approximately $1,000,000. Current fundraising for 4502 Carter stands at $714,000. Supporters include Christ Church Cathedral, The Housholder Family Fund, Vineyard Central Church and Norwood neighbors, Bellarmine Chapel members and a number of individual donors.
Thank you so much to the following donors:
Phase 1: Lead Sponsors for purchase and predevelopment
Housholder Family Fund
Christ Church Cathedral
Ohio Finance Fund
Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky LISC
Phase 2: Demolition, Roof and Gutter replacement
Bishop Family Fund
Kohnen Family Foundation in memory of David A. Kohnen
Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Family Fund
Phase 3: Major Systems Overhaul
Weston and Roberts Families
Sutphin Family Foundation
Province of St. John the Baptist, order of Friars Minor
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
US Bank Foundation
Women for Women Fundraising Event
Redeemer Episcopal Church
The Carol Anne and Ralph V. Haile Jr./ US Bank Foundation
8 unit adoptions which will include kitchen, windows, appliances, trim, fixtures, flooring and paint: $20,000 each (7 units needed)
Unit 1: Lydia’s House Volunteers
Unit 2: Amy and Steve Whitlatch
Laundry Facility: Bellarmine Chapel
Exterior: Norwood Friends and Neighbors
We continue raising funds for this project. If you’re interested in adopting a unit, please contact Maryellen@stlydiashouse.org. This is a great opportunity for a church, a friend group or a family to give financially to families in need of housing. If you would like to donate stock, we are also able to accept it. Thank you for your generosity!