The 24-unit apartment community will serve a special needs population by providing permanent supportive housing for current and formerly homeless persons and families with chronic addiction or mental disabilities. Chapel Street Apartments, which began major revitalization in May 2016, achieved LEED Gold Certification, ensuring lower utility costs and a cleaner air quality for residents. LEED components include: a location close to public transit, a significant amount of construction debris recycled, low flow plumbing fixtures, high efficient heating and cooling equipment, Energy Star appliances and lighting, and low VOC paints and adhesives
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.
Chapel Street Apartments is managed by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority.