Finance Fund’s completed project, the St. Lawrence O’Toole Close to Home III Assisted Living Facility, hosted Congressman Bill Johnson last week. We toured the facility and discussed the significance of programs in Ohio’s 6th district, home to some of Ohio’s most distressed communities along the southern and eastern boarders.
We have done extensive work in the area and were pleased for the opportunity to show the Congressman first-hand the impact one of our projects has had in his district. We toured the facility with the project owners Sharon Hartwig and Charlie Kunkel, spending time conversing about the impact of programs like the New Markets Tax Credit and what it can do for the community.
The Close to Home III project rehabilitated the vacant St. Lawrence O’TooleCommunity Center, originally built in 1910 as the St. Lawrence School. Its owners, St. Lawrence O’Toole Gardens, planned to build an 8,316-square-foot addition and make structural and sidewalk improvements. Of the 30 positions created by the project, 16 will be filled by individuals of low or moderate income.
We are looking forward to doing more in Ohio’s 6th district and working with Congressman Johnson on future projects. The Ironton Tribune coverage of the tour can be seen here.