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“This is another example of the great things taking place in our community,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “Thanks to the compassion and dedication of area neighborhoods, non-profits, foundations, and our financial and development community, a once-blighted property is now home to an innovative development for some of our most vulnerable young adults.”
The Courtyard is a $7.2 million, 47,000 square foot apartment complex that will accommodate 18- to 25-year-olds entering adulthood without significant support, who are aging out of foster care, or are at risk of becoming homeless.
The Courtyard Move-In Day was a fantastic success! Thank you to all our partners and volunteers who made it happen. We would also like to give a special thank you to the new residents, who have shown great determination and strength during the application and move-in process.
The project is developed by Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, a social service organization in Fort Wayne, and Biggs TC Development, which brought its property development experience to the deal. Another key partner is Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY), a nonprofit that will provide case management and other critical services to residents.
Last month, staff members of agencies that aid area young people took a tour of The Courtyard of Fort Wayne.
Biggs Property Management (“BPM”) is looking for a property manager to assist us with our exciting, new development in Fort Wayne which is targeted to those 18-25 who are aging out of the foster-care program, homeless, or at the risk of becoming homeless. The Courtyard is a state-of-the-art housing development that provides the opportunity for the tenants to take advantage of on-site amenities such as a commercial training kitchen, Wi-Fi technology throughout the building, arts & crafts room, computer training, well-being classes, urban garden area and a fitness room. On-site caseworkers, full supportive services and training classes will also be readily available to the tenants.
The property manager’s position will be approximately 32 hours a week. It’s an excellent working opportunity for someone who may be going back to school or working on obtaining their Master’s degree. Individual must be outgoing, friendly, possess excellent customer service & communication skills, both verbal and written. Previous experience working with young adults or youth is preferred. BPM offers a competitive salary, and comprehensive benefits package including 401k. Please fax resumes to 260-724-6439 by April 18th. EOE
We are pleased to announce that The Courtyard has received the prestigious Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award for 2014. This award is given out yearly by the National Community Development Association (“NCDA”) to recognize those projects that represent an exemplary uses of CDBG funds which address the needs of families, homes and neighborhoods.
Fort Wayne is a member of NCDA, which works diligently to preserve and increase resources available to communities, and it submitted The Courtyard for this highly coveted award.
The award is in memory of the first Deputy Executive Secretary of NCDA and her commitment to her neighborhood, local programs, and her drive to serve low-income people.
For more information follow this link to the City of Fort Wayne press release.
On May 21, nearly 100 people gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Courtyard, a supportive housing development in Fort Wayne, IN that will serve 36 youth aging out of foster care.