From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:
Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) leaders today joined with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) as well as business and government officials to celebrate the grand opening of LMH’s new headquarters at the site of the former United Way of Greater Toledo building on Jackson Street in Toledo, marking the first time in the authority’s 90-year history that it has consolidated all client service operations into one downtown location.
“We are eager to help start writing the next chapter in the story of the heart of the city of Toledo,” said LMH President and CEO Joaquin Cintron-Vega during a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning that preceded a public open house with guided tours.
"Company culture is the lifeblood that keeps Lucas Metropolitan Housing healthy and thriving, and a positive culture is greatly enhanced and more easily fostered and influenced when employees share the same workspace,” Cintron-Vega said.
The new office brings 77 LMH employees downtown and will serve as LMH's primary administrative office to support both its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs, administer homeownership opportunities and coordinate its self-sufficiency programming. The acquisition also allows LMH to consolidate four of its offices (Nebraska Ave., Byrne Rd., Indiana Ave., Belmont Ave.) into a single location, resulting in operating cost savings for the agency.
"This move will allow for efficiencies in the physical space while encouraging greater peer-to-peer interactions and relationships with managers,” said LMH Board of Commissioners Chair Alisha Gant. “In addition, we believe it will result in a better customer service experience for our clients."