2016 VISION AWARD WINNER
Affordable Housing Category
VISION AWARD WINNER
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
2016 VISION AWARD | AFFORDABLE HOUSING CATEGORY
Southwick Place, 5150 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL
From design and construction to the quality of independent living — OTR pushes the boundaries with the Southwick Place development. Southwick Place was built to provide low income individuals with physical disabilities a premier affordable housing solution. The “barrier-free” apartments provide residents with maximum accessibility and self-sufficiency in the comfort of their own home.
affordable housing doesn’t have to be so basic —
IT CAN BE EXCITING.”
Eric Huffman, Executive Director
According to Eric Huffman, Executive Director of OTR, adults with mobility impairments who don’t have other options are spending thousands of dollars to retrofit their own apartments or condos. They still live with their parents, or they move into nursing homes at a young age because there is nowhere else to live. The supply of independent and accessible housing is just too scarce. “We’re hoping to change that,” he said.