Bridge Community consists of four buildings with 36 affordable units that New Destiny originally renovated in 1989, 1999 and 2005. In 2017-18, the buildings were substantially rehabilitated to ensure their future as viable affordable rental projects. Building-wide renovations included new roofs, joist replacement as needed, new/improved lighting and upgrades/repairs in public areas, masonry repairs, new heating systems, security cameras and new landscaping including the addition of a children’s play area. Apartment upgrades included new bath and kitchen fixtures, new appliances, floor replacements, tiling and painting.
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.