Feb 28, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Vision 1505 Housing Project
New Housing Project
Vision 1505 is a new housing project being undertaken by a partnership between the Evansville Housing Authority and Aurora, Inc. to provide permanent supportive housing for homeless families. The project involves the renovation and rehabilitation of former Vanderburgh County Corrections Safe House at 1505 N.W. Third Ave into new energy efficient one, two and three bedroom apartments.
The new property will be designed to blend with existing single-family residences in the neighborhood. It will also include green/sustainable features including very high efficiency heating and cooling systems, green space for resident use including room for community garden, rain barrels for irrigation of garden area, pervious pavement, recycle center in community room. Other project amenities include hardwood floors in many areas, elevator, and numerous covered parking spaces
Vision 1505 will be operated on a “Housing First” model, offering supportive services on-site and making outside referrals as needed.
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