FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A new apartment complex designed to largely help young adults who are aging out of foster care is now home to dozens of residents.
The Courtyard is located at the intersection of Home and Fairfield Avenues, site of the former Duemling Clinic on the old Lutheran Hospital campus. The property had been vacant for some time.
“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.