This property is currently under construction.
Willow Grove Apartments, Coming Spring 2020 to North Branch!
Willow Grove is the new construction of affordable housing targeted to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The Region 7E Adult Mental Health Initiative has worked closely with the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership to develop housing for this underserved population. The building is made up of 20 one-bedroom apartments, all of which will be occupied by single adults. This style of housing was chosen in order to give this population the privacy and space they need. All units will be priced at 30-50% AMI, and support services will be available on-site.The development is being modeled after similar developments in Owatonna and Winona, both south of the Twin Cities. These developments proved to be a great success at stabilizing people with severe and persistent mental illness – allowing them to find steady employment, go back to school, and even enroll in college.
Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.
Willow Grove Apartments is managed by Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, Inc..