Featured Profile: Heritage Place Apartments and Heritage Corner & Row Apartments
Provider: Mercy Housing Southeast
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Property Type: Family Housing
Description: Over a five year period, Mercy Loan Fund provided $3 million to Mercy Housing Southeast for acquisition, renovation and construction of four separate historic properties in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood, an area of profound need in Savannah, Georgia. The projects funded include Heritage Place Apartments and Heritage Corner & Row Apartments.
The Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood has been on the National Register of Historic Places and targeted by the City of Savannah for redevelopment since 1997. The area experienced severe blight for decades and after three other failed development attempts, the City of Savannah asked Mercy Housing Southeast to undertake the Charity Hospital and Florance Street School renovations which have now become Heritage Place Apartments. Renovation of the Heritage Corner and Row Apartments followed the renovation of Heritage Place Apartments. The two communities have 150 units serving nearly 500 residents in the lowest income levels.