The Freedom Homes development consists of three buildings totaling 12 one-bedroom units located across three municipalities in Hamilton County. The four-family buildings are located on Cottonwood Dr. in Springfield Township, W. Sharon Rd. in the City of Springdale, and Werk Rd. in the City of Cincinnati.
All 12 units are fully mobility accessible and feature numerous amenities such as extra-large roll-in showers, substantial storage, and in-unit laundry hookups designed to uniquely serve those with developmental disabilities.
“Freedom Homes has been a true labor of love and we are very excited to bring 12 new accessible housing opportunities to the community,” said CEO Gina Gehm.
“We are so grateful to our partners and funders who helped bring this project to life.”
IHR partnered with City Studios Architects and Graybach to design and construct these units. Funding was available because of our partners with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the State of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Hamilton County Community Development, Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services, the Federal Home Loan Bank, KeyBank, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.
Ohio State House Representatives, Catherine Ingram, Brigid Kelly, Jessica Miranda, and Sedrick Denson presented staff with a proclamation recognizing the vision and foresight that became Freedom Homes during the opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. Representatives from several key partnerships also participated in the ribbon cutting. The most exciting part of Freedom Homes is that 12 more individuals in Hamilton County now have housing that meets their financial, physical, and location needs.