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  • What is Socially Inclusive Housing?
    Socially Inclusive Housing, SIH is high quality workforce housing for individuals and families of all income levels geared to support upward mobility for tenants.
  • What is the need for Socially Inclusive Housing?
    With rising inflation, increased cost of living and wages not meeting these increased costs, working individuals and families are struggling to make ends meet. When people are cost burdened, they tend to spend less on their goals and are stuck living paycheck to paycheck. Socially Inclusive Housing provides a future for those struggling with upward mobility.
  • Who is Socially Inclusive Housing for?
    SIH is for anyone looking for an affordable living option with a strong emphasis on social connection. Specifically, SIH targets three main groups who are at the highest need: young professionals, cost burdened families and active older adults.
  • Is Socially Inclusive Housing an innovative endeavor?
    SIH is an innovative project deeply rooted in the research and experience of Dr. Wood. The concept draws on learnings from cohousing, a model found widely in Europe
  • Is there an equitable approach to Socially Inclusive Housing?
    SIH is set up to provide housing for all levels of socioeconomic levels. We provide equitable access to three main groups: low income workers, cost burdened families, market rate.
  • What is the value of a mixed income living population?
    Bringing people of different SES levels together in a common place under a shared space is proven to help forge greater inclusion as these diverse members draw on their strengths to support one another in their common goals and challenges.
  • What impact will Socially Inclusive Housing have on the health and wellbeing of Green Bay?
    The SIH project is closely aligned with the Brown County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). "The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a guiding document which supports active engagement by community members and organizations in improving the health of Brown County. It is intended to be a framework for measurable change, grounded in the social determinants of health with a focus on health equity throughout." The three main priorities for CHIP include: Equitable Access Social Cohesion Unified Planning and Policy Source: chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/
  • What differentiates SIH projects from other housing options?
    In addition to providing high-quality affordable housing options, the SIH model offers in-house and partner based wrap around support that meets tenants on multiple dimensions of wellbeing such as social, financial, spiritual, physical, etc. All of these programs are delivered to tenants in a strategic way by our in house Community Resource Advocate staff member.
  • What's the role of the Community Resource Advocate?
    The Community Resource Advocate (CRA) is a key role to tenant progression. As a wellbeing navigator for tenants, the CRA will meet with each tenant to coach them on and support their goals. They will connect them with our satellite partners and in house programs to help them move in the direction of their goals. These connections could include: financial literacy counseling, job training, primary care visits, spiritual support. The CRA will support all tenants regardless of their income level and on an ongoing basis.
  • Is Socially Inclusive Housing for homeless individuals?
    SIH is not homeless housing but rather a solution to support hard working individuals and families to help them thrive and stay out of homelessness. It is possible for someone who has experienced homelessness in the past to be eligible for SIH.
  • Is SIH transitional housing?
    SIH is long term housing for tenants. However, tenants who are in the low income group on the family self sufficiency program have set a timeline for when their public support will sunset.
  • What is the Resident Investment Program?
    10% of every monthly tenant payment will be automatically put into a savings account. This will continue to grow for each tenant through their time at an SIH project. This account will be available to each tenant for their own financial goals.
  • How do Socially Inclusive Housing projects seek to partner with community organizations?
    Each SIH project will build relationships that add value to tenants on multiple dimensions of wellbeing including: Spiritual Financial Social Emotional Physical Occupational
  • What are the amenities of City Center Lofts
    Common amenities: Fitness Center Community gathering rooms Outdoor patio Grilling area Indoor temperature controlled bike storage Extra wide hallways with seating spaces and large skylights Mail room / Amazon package space Uber Eats / Grocery delivery drop off area Private loading dock and freight elevator access Unit amenities: Ceiling height of 15' - 18' In unit washer and dryer Full kitchens Stainless steel appliances Solid surface counter tops Overhead and sconce lighting Lofts in most units Aircraft cable railing systems Custom staircases Accessibility standards in every unit Solid core interior doors Keyless entry to all units
  • What's the relationship between The Gateway Collective and St. John's Ministries?
    St. John's Ministries, a community leader in serving those experiencing homelessness will continue to operate as a seasonal shelter of last resort and provide day programs through the Wellspring and Micah Center locations. The Gateway Collective, exists to ensure the successful implementation of socially inclusive housing in our area while also offering resources to help build economic and social stability. Like St. John's Ministries, The Gateway Collective is founded and rooted in Christian values. And while our focus will be different, both organizations will seek to tackle housing instability from different angles.
  • How will City Center Lofts benefit the local economy?
    City Center lofts will provide significant benefit to the local economy Walking Score: 79 "Very Walkable" Established partnership with Spring Lake Church Provides affordable, workforce housing in a district heavily reliant on the service industry Allows employees to live in a desirable downtown district near their employment, eliminating transportation barriers Brings consumers and employees to downtown district Revitalization of an existing building will increase the revitalization of downtown Green Bay while providing aesthetic updates to the building's exterior
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