Middletown homeless shelter opening new $11.4M facility today

Hope House Mission is hosting a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for the relocation of its men’s facility to 1001 Grove St.

The new facility includes a 50-bed emergency shelter for men, administrative offices, additional counseling and case management offices, meeting spaces, a chapel, a recreation room, a dining room with a commercial kitchen, a private intake office, and a health counseling room for nurses and visiting doctors.

The facility also includes 30 one-bedroom permanent supportive housing apartments designed to help the chronically homeless, said Tim Williams, executive director of operations at Hope House Mission. He said the apartments include counseling and case management offices.

Abilities First gifted the Grove Street property to Hope House Mission. Other project partners include: Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority, City Gospel Mission, The City of Middletown, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Finance Fund, Heritage Bank, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, RiverHills Bank, Platte Architecture + Design, and The Model Group, Inc.

Funding for the $11.4 million project came from tax credits, private support, and grants, Williams said.

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