From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today its plan to begin development of McKinley Manor, a $13.7 million, 44-unit affordable housing community that will exclusively serve low-income elderly citizens age 55 and over who are being relocated from the soon-to-be-decommissioned downtown YMCA of Central Ohio building.
YMCA of Central Ohio leaders have said the first step toward decommissioning and selling its historic building is finding safe, permanent homes for the residents at the 40 W. Long St. facility. The building – which opened in 1924 and is the largest YMCA resident facility in the United States – contains about 400 units of affordable housing for individuals needing support with their housing journey.
CMHA’s proposal for the new McKinley Manor community will help address the transition of 44 of those YMCA residents into their new homes.
“McKinley Manor will build on CMHA’s efforts to provide low-income seniors with more housing options in the area,” said CMHA President and CEO Charles Hillman. “Our team’s goal in serving this population is to enable the residents to age-in-place, while providing an atmosphere conducive to the highest quality of life.”