We’re Expanding!

in 2017  we bought an apartment building to offer next step housing for homeless families.

When we bought this latest addition to our property portfolio it was a total disaster, but we’ve never been shy about ambitious renovation projects.  After many hours of work, many dumpsters filled and many dollars spent, we’ve opened the doors for families to move in. In September of 2019 we welcomed commercial tenants Azalea Montessori and Betty Hatchett Design. Moving into 2020 we hope to create a nature playspace and mural to complete the project.

Budget estimates for the entire project are approximately 1,200,000.00

Thank you so much to the following donors:

Phase 1: Lead Sponsors for purchase and predevelopment (funding complete)

Housholder Family Fund

Christ Church Cathedral

Ohio Finance Fund

Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky LISC

Phase 2: Demolition, Roof and Gutter replacement (funding complete)

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 (funding complete)


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

Phase 4: 8 unit adoptions which will include kitchen, windows, appliances, trim, fixtures, flooring and paint: $20,000 each (funding complete)

Unit 1: Lydia’s House Volunteers and The Franciscan Friars

Unit 2: Amy and Steve Whitlatch

Unit 3: Redeemer Episcopal Church

Unit 4: The Spaulding Foundation

Unit 5: The Virginia Weston Fund and The Sauerland Foundation

Unit 6: Anonymous

Unit 7: Women for Women

Unit 8: BGR/ The Backsheider Family

Laundry Facility: Bellarmine Chapel

Exterior: Norwood Friends and Neighbors

Furniture: The Kohnen Family Fund and The Heil/Guthrie Family

Phase 5: Mural and Nature Playspace 

Initial design work: Crowdrise, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Foundation and Vineyard Central Church parishioners

Mural Implementation and Playspace Construction: Sutphin Foundation, William P Anderson Foundation, and Together Rising