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Emerald Commons was Cleveland's first newly constructed Permanent Supportive Housing Project. This 52-unit building serves the formally homeless individuals with disabilities. The building is located in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland and opened in December 2006.
To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Applicants must meet HUD’s definition of chronic homelessness. This means the applicant is currently living in an emergency shelter, or in a place not meant for human habitation and have been continuously homeless for one year or more or had at least 4 episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years.
Applications must have a documented disability. Priority is given to applicants with mental illness, drug/alcohol dependencies, or HIV/AIDS.
Households must meet Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Guidelines. Full-time students are not eligible for this program.
EDEN will verify all disability and homelessness information and will conduct assessments to determine whether chosen applicants qualify. The maximum occupancy for each efficiency unit is one person.
Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and applicants will be asked to participate in at least two interviews. At no time during the application process will clients be guaranteed apartments until they sign a lease.