1211 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
LIFT has recently undertaken a project to repurpose the Knights Inn Motel on South Westnedge into affordable housing. Placing emphasis on those, experiencing homelessness, the community known as LodgeHouse will feature 60 units as well as on-site management and support services to assist all residents. With rising construction costs LIFT needs help from the community to partner in generating $2.5 million in funding to begin the renovations.
Completion is expected in late 2021. Renovations will include new landscaping, repaving the parking areas, replacement of windows, doors, balcony rails, interior finishes, mechanical units, plumbing fixtures, electrical systems, the addition of of kitchens in each unit, and a fire sprinkler system.
The rental or lease of this property must comply with the City of Kalamazoo ordinance regulating the use of criminal background checks as part of the tenant screening process to provide individuals with criminal backgrounds a fair opportunity. For additional information please contact the City of Kalamazoo Civil Rights Board.
LodgeHouse will be made possible by generous donations from individuals as well as grant funding.