Cleveland Manor receives Community Foundation grant for apartment renovation project

MIDLAND, Mich. (December 2, 2021) – Cleveland Manor recently received a $100,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to help fund the renovation of 105 apartments.

Built more than 50 years ago, Cleveland Manor I is home to residents age 62 and older living on a limited income. The renovation will focus on replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems in the kitchens and bathrooms. The total cost of the project is budgeted at $3.48 million. The grant from the Community Foundation brings the total funds raised to $2.7 million.

The Midland Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future. The grant awarded to Cleveland Manor aligns with one of the Community Foundation’s focus areas, “caring for our people.”

“The staff and Board of Directors of Cleveland Manor are extremely grateful for the support we have received from the Midland Area Community Foundation,” said Trudy Laufer, executive director. “The renovations are needed to continue to provide a safe and welcoming place to live for our residents.”

Cleveland Manor I is located at 2200 Cleveland Avenue in Midland, Michigan. It was the first apartment building in the city of Midland to provide an affordable rental option for seniors. The building sits on seven acres in a residential area with its sister complex, Cleveland Manor II. Nonprofit organizations manage both buildings

Additional funds are needed to cover the remaining cost of the project. Cleveland Manor is contributing $300,000 and has more grant applications still under consideration. To learn more about Cleveland Manor I and its affordable housing program options, visit www.clevelandmanor.org, call (989) 631-6480, TTY (800) 649-3777, or email info@clevelandmanor.org.

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