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The Courtyard Awarded 2018 Outstanding H.U.D. Property

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HUD Property Award

BPM Staff holding award.

The Courtyard was the proud recipient of 2018’s Outstanding H.U.D. Property of the Year awarded by the Affordable Housing Association of Indiana (AHAIN) for the work being done with youth in Allen County aging out of the foster care system.

Biggs Property Management staff, Property Manager Nikkita Overton, was accompanied on stage by Regional Manager, Cierra Thompson to receive the award.  It’s wonderful to receive this type of recognition in front of multifamily leaders but more so to know that diversified housing options matter and identifying demographics most at risk and filling a void is crucial.

There is now no safety net for youth aging out of the foster care system nor a supplemental program to continue building the basic life skills that would help someone succeed on their own but The Courtyard provides 36 units with a mix of one and two bedroom apartments and through a partnership with S.C.A.N. (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect), enrichment services are offered. The Fort Wayne Housing Authority also plays a key role in helping administer H.U.D. funds that allocate subsidy to all 36 units at the property making it a premier affordable housing choice in the area.


Fort Wayne Housing Authority Receives National Recognition | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN

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This innovative community targets this often neglected demographic and is there for them at a time when they need it the most. The role our agency played was to screen the applicants to determine eligibility and provide the funding for the project based vouchers.

Source: Fort Wayne Housing Authority Receives National Recognition | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN

Move-In Day

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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.

Relaxing Move-In Stations Dinner Cooking Dinner Lobby Courtyard Cooking Dinner Live Music Live Music Moving In Staff Recreational Room Staff and Friends Move-In Stations Move-In Stations Move-In Stations Move-In Stations Playground Staff Enjoying the Live Music Live Music Enjoying the Live Music Live Music Live Music Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Check-In Process Lunch Staff Move-In Stations Move-In Stations Move-In Stations Lunch Check-In Process Check-In Process Moving In Residents Gifts Baskets Holly Main Entry DJ Jam-In George Lunch


Looking For Property Manager!

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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

“The Courtyard” Receives 2014 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award

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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.