All Housing First projects start with excellent housing design and construction.  Housing First buildings are energy-efficient, use non-toxic and recycled materials where possible, and have community amenities for residents to enjoy.  Buildings complement and enhance neighboring properties and are located in revitalizing areas with excellent access to shopping, services and public transportation.

View a map of Cleveland with all Housing First permanent supportive housing locations.

1850 Superior

1850 Superior, in the heart of downtown Cleveland, is a 44-unit apartment building rehabilitated and converted into permanent supportive housing.  In addition to preserving historic building features, a new lobby was constructed to provide a single, secure entrance, elevator and additional meeting and office space.  

8301 Detroit 8301 Detroit features 66 one bedroom apartments in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. This new construction apartment building will open in late 2016.
Buckeye Square Buckeye Square, in Cleveland, opened in December 2013 with 65 studio-style apartments for permanent supportive housing.  This is a new four-story 40,000 square foot building in the Buckeye neighborhood.
Edgewood Park

Edgewood Park, on the city’s southeast side, is in a historic landmark district and represents a gateway into the Slavic Village neighborhood. The efficiency apartments are 450 - 460 square feet and come with basic furnishings, appliances, kitchenette, air conditioning, large closet, and pantry. 

Emerald Commons Emerald Commons, on Cleveland’s west side, represents the Cuyahoga County’s first newly-constructed supportive housing project.  Residents live in 350 square foot efficiencies that include a bathroom and kitchen. 
Greenbridge Commons Greenbridge Commons, in the revitalizing Fairfax neighborhood, sits along the new RTA HealthLine near the growing institutions of University Circle.  The efficiency apartments are 430 square feet and come with basic furnishings.  
The Liberty at St. Clair The Liberty at St. Clair, located on the city’s northeast side, is a 46,574 square foot building featuring furnished 330 to 380 square foot efficiencies. The building includes a large community room with a kitchen, laundry facilities, offices and a 24-hour staffed front desk.  
Miles Avenue Facade Miles Avenue, with an anticipated opening of fall 2017, will be located in Cleveland Union Miles neighborhood. The building include 66 one bedroom apartments
Northridge Commons Northridge Commons, on the city’s west side, is the first Housing First site to focus on disabled adults over the age of 50 and the only site to house persons who have not experienced homelessness but do require permanent supportive housing.  The building has been rehabilitated to be fully accessible to persons with physical challenges and includes community space, office space, laundry facilities and outdoor areas.  
Southpoint Commons South Pointe Commons, on Cleveland’s southwest side, consists of a new construction apartment building as well as rehabilitation of an existing four-unit townhouse building. A unique feature of this building is Maha’s Café, a 2,000 square foot restaurant located on the ground floor providing employment opportunities for the building’s residents and other disabled persons.
Winton on Lorain Winton on Lorain, with 40 efficiency apartments for permanent supportive housing. The site is the adaptive reuse of a vacant three-story building and the new construction of four townhome units, located in a unique historic district of Cleveland (the Lorain Station Historic District). 

Scattered Site Families and Youth Pilot Project

In the spring in 2013, Housing First launched a families and youth pilot project to meet the need for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families and youth.  The pilot project consists of 23 scattered site units for youth and 30 scattered site units for families.  Families and youth with the highest need are identified through centralized intake and are referred to FrontLine Service to determine eligibility. Once eligibility has been established, a housing locator from EDEN Inc., meets with the clients to help find housing.  After the clients have moved into their unit, FrontLine Service provides on-going case management to support the clients in staying in the housing.