The intersection of affordable housing and services is a
top priority for Columbus, Ohio-based National Church
The nation's largest
nonprofit provider of seniors affordable housing, NCR owns
250 affordable housing developments serving the
nation's most vulnerable
populations— seniors, formerly
homeless, and families.
The organization also owns fullscale continuing care
communities ranging from independent living to skilled
NCR is cognizant of the growing seniors
population—the number of
disabled seniors is expected to double by
2030—and the associated care
costs for the residents and the public.
“We think affordable housing
with services is a big part of the
solution,” says Thomas Slemmer, president
and CEO of NCR.
Focus will also continue on housing the formerly
homeless and providing those residents with the services
they need to stabilize their lives.
In 2010, NCR opened its third supportive-housing
development, The Commons at Buckingham, which serves
low-income and formerly homeless individuals in
This June, 50 apartments at The Commons at Livingston in
Columbus will not only provide housing for disabled or
formerly homeless veterans, but will also provide therapy,
education, drug abuse counseling, and other support
The nonprofit also has two supportive-housing
developments in the pipeline in Columbus and Atlanta and is
working with the city of Cincinnati to develop one