New Dayton senior apartments complete

Omega Senior Lofts are an 81-unit apartment community for those 55 years old and older. CONTRIBUTED

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Omega Senior Lofts are an 81-unit apartment community for those 55 years old and older. CONTRIBUTED

New apartments for seniors are now complete in Dayton.

The Omega Senior Lofts, at 1461 Cornell Drive, are processing applications for residents 55 years and older seeking to move into the four-story, 81-unit apartment community.

Omega Community Development Corp. and MVHA Partners broke ground March 2019 on the apartment community.

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The new building will be part of a larger campus revitalization planned for the former United Theological Seminary campus. The 32-acre campus in the Dayton View Triangle neighborhood was bought by the Omega Baptist Church in 2005.

Omega Baptist Church commissioned its nonprofit Omega Community Development Corporation to develop the master plan.

“The whole intent was to bring investment and economic development for a region that was experiencing and continues to experience a lot of disinvestment and increased poverty. This opportunity to provide affordable senior housing was in line with the mission of the church and the (Omega) CDC,” said Rev. Vanessa Ward, president of the Omega CDC.

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“I can’t think of a better time for a positive message to go forth on the west side of Dayton than right now. I wish we could have done it years before, but it just seems to be perfect timing.”

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency awarded the project tax credits in 2018 toward the $13 million project.

The senior apartments are near where the Hope Center for Families will soon be built, which is also an Omega CDC project. A groundbreaking is expected to be announced soon.

The Hope Center will offer access to services in health care, skill-set and workforce development and education. Partners include Dayton Children’s Hospital, Sinclair College, and Mini University.

For more information or to submit an application for Omega Senior Lofts, please call (937) 813-8757, email us at omega.senior@mvahpartners.com, or visit MVAHPartners.com.

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