Columbus-Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch presented on August 16, 2017 the 2017 Excellence in Affordable Housing Awards at the Indiana Housing Conference. The awards are presented to the most outstanding new properties in four categories and celebrate the best in Indiana affordable housing development. “Safe, decent and affordable housing is imperative to move this state to the next level,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “These developments have and will continue to make a profound impact within their communities.” Gateway Apartments in Columbus was this year’s award winner in the Urban Development category, which includes cities with a population greater than 15,000. This property was developed by Thrive Alliance and its development partner Jonesboro Investments. Gateway Apartments is a multifamily rental community located at the northwest corner of Cottage Avenue and 10th Street in the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood of Columbus. It’s 60 2- and 3-bedroom apartments serve low- and very-low income families. The development is situated on 4.51 acres of the former Golden Casting Foundry site, which has languished in its redevelopment efforts after being shuttered followed by a foreclosure of the former industrial site. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) accepted nominations for affordable housing developments that were placed in service between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2017. The nominations were evaluated by a panel of judges who look at the location, services, unique features, community impact and financial structure to make their determinations. The Indiana Housing Conference is Indiana’s must-attend conference for affordable housing professionals. The conference, which annually draws 500 attendees, is presented by IHCDA and the Indiana Affordable Housing Council.
Thrive Alliance serves the residents of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, and Jennings counties. Our services focus on helping older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own home as long as possible. Our services also include providing safe and affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.

Thrive Alliance
1531 13th Street, Columbus, IN 47201