National Church Residences (NCR) recently announced that was been awarded over $7.9 million through the Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP) of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to convert two of NCR’s existing Ohio affordable senior housing facilities to affordable assisted living communities. Hopeton Village in Chillicothe will receive $3.9 million in funding to convert 25 units on the second and third floors of the seven–story, 109-one-bedroom unit building, into assisted living units, and is an expansion of the 2008 ALCP funding that permitted the conversion of two floors, each containing 17 units, to affordable assisted living. NCR’s community Portage Trail Village in Cuyahoga Falls will received $3.9 million to convert 39 units on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the 13-story, 199-unit building, into assisted living units, and is an expansion of 2008 ALCP funding, which allowed for the conversion of 32 units on the first, second, and third floors, to affordable assisted living.
“HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion program has proven successful in select cities across the country. Its objective is the same as NCR’s: to allow residents to remain independent in their own homes, rather than making a premature or unnecessary move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. The Program will allow our residents to maintain the highest possible quality of life, while saving Medicare and Medicaid health care dollars,” said NCR President & CEO Thomas W. Slemmer.