Housing Opportunities Program (HOP) 501(c)(3)


Housing Opportunities Program is the 501(c)(3), nonprofit development arm of Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA). We work with state and local government, as well as community organizations and private partners, in order to develop affordable housing options in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Over the past ten years, we have proven our commitment to our community be developing four brand new, affordable housing sites; Brooklyn Manor, and South Side Senior Villas. Our experience securing mixed-source financing to support our developments and the strategic partnerships that we’ve formed with local organizations, allows us to continue to expand the affordable housing needs of our community.

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Development Projects

Hillcrest Commons

Project Overview
Hillcrest Commons, located at 711 E. Tillman Road, will provide a permanent home for Fort Wayne’s most vulnerable adults facing chronic homelessness. This project proposes the demolition of the vacant, blighted Hillcrest school so that new life may be brought to the site through the construction of multi-family, permanent supportive housing consisting of 24 one-bedroom units. Together, Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Parkview Behavioral Health Institute, and the Model Group hope to stabilize the lives of individuals and families struggling with homelessness.

An energy-efficient three-story apartment building will be developed that contains programmed community space with a kitchen, fitness room, lounges for meeting and recreating, common laundry facilities, and an office and conference room for on-site delivery of services. Amenities also include off-street parking and an outdoor courtyard with garden. Security features will include a single point of access, locked entry doors, interior and exterior cameras and lights, and on-site staffing. Additionally, FWHA’s headquarters located adjacent to the project site will allow for easy and effective monitoring and maintenance of the building and grounds.

This project has widespread support from the City of Fort Wayne, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and other local businesses and community groups.

Hillcrest Pointe Documents

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Brooklyn Manor is a 52 unit Tax Credit property for those who are 55 year of age or older. This charming property features both one- and two-bedroom units, as well as a community room, fitness center, and Florida room.

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Southside Senior Villas  is a mixed-finance community with some public housing and some conventional.  Rent is $445/month. Southside Senior Villas features 16 one bedroom units.  It is convenient to shopping, parks, banks, restaurants and a golf course. Public transportation available on site via Citilink Bus Route 8.

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