Pearl House Celebrates Grand Opening in Lancaster, Ohio

(Pearl House is the new construction of 21 units of permanent supportive family housing developed by the CAP Commission of the Lancaster-Fairfield County Area and Fairfield Homes, Inc.)

December 5, 2014 – Pearl House, a development designed for chemically dependent parents in recovery with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Development partners, including the CAP Commission of the Lancaster-Fairfield County Area, Fairfield Homes, Gorsuch Management, and the Recovery Center, opened the $5.6 million project which features 21 two-bedroom units. The Lancaster Metropolitan Housing Authority provided 21 project-based Section 8 vouchers to the project.

Pearl House offers affordable housing, case management offices, community space, a playground, laundry facilities, fitness room, and on-site management offices. The development is located adjacent to the Recovery Center, which will provide service coordination services to the residents in alcohol, drug and mental health prevention, intervention, and treatment services. The Corporation for Supportive Housing awarded a grant to Pearl House to develop a Good Neighbor Agreement with the surrounding community.

Amenities also include outdoor recreational spaces, keyed front door entry with restricted access, interior and exterior lighting, and security cameras. Each furnished two-bedroom unit includes a dishwasher, garbage disposal, energy efficient appliances, central air conditioning, secure intercom entry system, and window coverings.

Pearl House was developed using a combination of low-income housing tax credits and an HDAP loan administered through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, an AHP grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, and funding through Fairfield National Bank and Huntington Bank. Equity investment was provided by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.

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