Audubon Crossing is a senior residential development providing 50 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes in one, three-story LEED Platinum certified building. OHFA funding enabled the owner to develop a much-needed senior community in the last remaining parcel of the Salem Park HOPE VI site. Amenities include paved concrete sidewalks, a pavilion and community garden, a community room with a kitchenette, exercise room, computer room, laundry facilities, and dedicated space for management and service providers. Unit amenities include Energy Star-rated appliances, washer/dryer hook-up, low flow fixture and vinyl plank flooring in the main living area.
The development is located within the GDPM's HOPE VI neighborhood, which is adjacent to a number of residential services including places of worship, schools, transit stops, a social services center, restaurants, retail shops, a park, a new police station, and the supportive service provider's offices. The unit mix includes five units affordable to and occupied by households at or below 30% of the AMGI, 20 units at 50% of the AMGI, and the remaining 25 units at 60% of the AMGI. This development was selected for many reasons including being developed near positive land uses, offering new affordable housing units in an area targeted for revitalization, the leveraging of non-OHFA resources, serving the extremely low-income population, and for participating in the Ohio Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program. Additionally, GDPM contributed unused Replacement Housing Factor Funds for the construction. As such, 22 of the 50 units are operated as public housing units and receive rental assistance. Supportive services will be provided through Senior Resource Connection and GDPM's Family Self Sufficiency Department.