Commons at Madeline Park Opens with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

(The Commons at Madeline Park consists of 60 units of permanent supportive housing developed by Testa Enterprises, Inc. and Community Support Services.)

July 30, 2014 – The Commons at Madeline Park in Akron, Ohio involves the $10.5 million construction of 60 one-bedroom units designed to house individuals who are homeless, have special needs, or are veterans. Development partners and residents celebrated the grand opening with a dedication ceremony and releasing of butterflies at the development.

The Commons at Madeline Park features on-site 24-hour staff, a two-story great room, a community kitchen/dining room, security cameras, laundry facilitates, storage facilities, case management and interview rooms, a medical exam room, and on-site store. The Commons at Madeline also features outdoor sitting areas and a Butterfly Healing Garden.


Each furnished one-bedroom apartment includes an accessible kitchen with a range and refrigerator and full bath. Units also contain an intercom, central air conditioning, internally monitored security system, emergency call buttons, and window coverings. Community Support Services will provide case management support for the development.

The Commons at Madeline Park was developed using a combination of low-income housing tax credits and an Ohio Housing Trust Fund loan administered through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, a construction loan through FirstMerit Bank, HOME funds through the City of Akron, and a Development Supportive Housing Program grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Project based rental subsidies are administered by the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. Equity investment was provided by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.

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