Launch of the Bridge to Independence and Success Pilot Program
Who: Lucas Housing Services Corporation, in collaboration with the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center, Ohio Teaching Family Association, Lucas County Children Services and the Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
What: Launch of the Bridge to Independence and Success Pilot Program
The program will provide campus-like housing and wraparound support services to homeless youth ages 18-21 who are exiting the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center or aging out of foster care.
Where: 538 Nebraska Avenue
When: March 2, 2020
Demetria Simpson, LMH President & CEO
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon
Pamela Ashby, Cleveland HUD Field Office Director
Pastor Jerry Boose, LHSC Board of Directors
About Lucas Housing Services Corporation
Lucas Housing Services Corporation (LHSC), an affiliate of LMH, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. It provides relief for the poor and distressed, combats community deterioration, eliminates discrimination, and assists low-income families and at-risk individuals so that they may achieve self-sufficiency.
LHSC partners with several community agencies who help them educate the community about the homeownership process and provides the information and tools necessary for a successful home purchase experience. LHSC is currently governed by a five-member Board of Directors.
About Lucas Metropolitan Housing
Established in 1933, Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) continues to provide affordable housing to adults, seniors and children in its Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Mixed-Income and market rate housing units. LMH also provides a myriad of programs and opportunities designed to improve the total quality of life for our residents, with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sufficiency. The programs and services are the result of successful collaborations with numerous community partners. Our current housing portfolio consists of 2,633 Public Housing units; 4,657 Housing Choice Vouchers; 322 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units; 198 Market Rate units; and, 107 Homeownership Properties. There are approximately 17,500 people who reside in LMH properties. Lucas Metropolitan Housing partners with ALL people and organizations willing to exchange ideas and efforts to enhance Toledo, Lucas County, and the world.