Columbus, IN–A historic Franklin Street senior apartment building, known as The Armory, has completed a major renovation with updated residences, unique aging-in-place features, and solar panels. The cost of the renovation was over 1 million dollars, through grants from Indiana Housing and Community Development and Prosperity Indiana.

Thrive Alliance headed the 18-month renovation with changes to the apartment units including solar panels on the roof, anti-slip vinyl flooring grab bars in the bathroom area, round edge counter tops, water conserving faucets and showers, and a restroom in the common area. “This renovation could not of happened it if were not for the 3,600 plus volunteer hours,” states Kevin Johnson, Director of Housing at Thrive Alliance.

The Armory, built in 1925, was purchased by Housing Partnerships, Inc., dba Thrive Alliance in 1995 and has 25 units for low-income senior citizens. “All seniors deserve a safe, affordable, and accessible environment,” states Mark Lindenlaub, Executive Director of Thrive Alliance.
The community is invited to attend an open house and ribbon cutting conducted by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Thrive Alliance at 624 Franklin St., Columbus, on May 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m..

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 homes for as long as possible. Our services also include providing
safe and affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.

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