long view of housing units at Campau Commons Apartments

$6 Million in Improvements Planned at GRHC Housing Developments

Updated February 14, 2017

RAD Program Conversions Underway

HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration Program awards are making it possible for the GRHC to convert 322 agency-owned housing units from the Low-Income Public Housing Program to Section 8 Project-Based Program housing. Conversion will provide 20-year contracts that are compatible with the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, making it possible for the GRHC to attract the funding that will enable us to undertake much-needed capital improvement projects.

Units slated for RAD Program conversion include:
  • Campau Commons Apartments, 92 units
  • Adams Park Apartments, 188 units
  • Scattered Sites duplexes, 42 units

$100,000 in improvements are planned for Campau Commons, including parking lot repaving, concrete repairs and energy conservation enhancements; these upgrades will be undertaken as soon as conversion is finalized.

Applications for a total of $3.4 million in LIHTC have been submitted to fund $400,000 in improvements at several Scattered Sites units as well as the following projects at Adams Park:
  • Boiler replacement
  • Trash compactor replacement
  • Exterior lighting improvements
  • Grounds improvements
  • New furniture in the Adams Park gazebo
  • Vinyl flooring replacement
  • Roofing and window replacement/repairs
  • New kitchen and bath cabinets and counter tops

Improvements will get underway when LIHTC awards are received.

No planned improvements will require displacing residents from their homes.












Capital Improvements Planned at Leonard Terrace Apartments and Mount Mercy Apartments

Gazebo on the Mount Mercy grounds
Painting the Mount Mercy gazebo is one of many planned improvements.

Mortgage loan financing will make it possible for the GRHC to make numerous much-needed upgrades at Leonard Terrace and Mount Mercy in the year ahead.

Leonard Terrace will receive $1.56 million in improvements. including:
  • Parking lot resurfacing
  • Repairs to sidewalks and curbs
  • Trim trees, landscaping improvements
  • New west door and frame
  • New windows and storm windows throughout the building
  • Heating and ventilation improvements
  • New apartment entry, bedroom and bathroom doors, with handicapped-accessible lever handles
  • Modify bathtubs to walk-in tubs
  • New kitchen cabinets and counter tops
  • Additional security cameras
  • New carpet in common areas
  • New furniture in common areas

Mount Mercy will receive $850,000 in improvements, including:
  • Driveway and parking lot resurfacing
  • Sidewalk repairs
  • Exterior lighting and landscaping improvements
  • Foundation repair
  • Storm windows in auditorium, café and chapel
  • New exterior entrance doors
  • Roof repairs
  • New boilers and water heater
  • New kitchen cabinets
  • New bathroom cabinet doors
  • Modify bathtubs to walk-in tubs
  • Common area improvements, including painting and furniture replacement
  • Security system improvements

No planned improvements will require displacing residents from their homes.