Cirrus House, Inc. Receives $100,000 from Greater Good Foundation for Low-Income Special Needs Housing Project.

Press Release
September 17th 2018

Cirrus House, Inc. Receives $100,000 from Greater Good Foundation for Low-Income Special Needs Housing Project.

Cirrus House is known for its mission of helping people get reconnected and active in the community. Their mental health rehabilitation efforts span many services including homeless prevention/intervention, supported employment, community support, therapy, advocacy and they currently manage over 80 units of housing.

When a neighbor approached them about purchasing nine apartment units directly across from their main services building it was an offer that was too good to pass up. The only hitch with the Ashwood Apartments was the need for renovations to bring them up to Cirrus House standards.

Fundraising began in earnest when Leadership Scottsbluff donated $21,000 in April of 2017 from their Hoops 4 Heroes event and other donations continued to trickle in from supporters in the community.

On September 10th 2018 the Greater Good Foundation announced it will contribute a $50,000 grant and a $50,000 zero interest loan to complete the exterior renovation of the project including siding, windows, fire escape, railings and trim.

The nine units compose two buildings and Executive Director, Brent Anderson explained, “We were planning to complete one of the building’s exterior if we received the grant request but the Greater Good, Innovations and Investment Fund committee surprised us with the offer of a zero interest loan on top of the grant.

The combined funds will allow for full completion of the exterior part of the project. The Innovations and Investment Fund is managed by a committee of dedicated volunteers, representing a diverse cross section of the community including nonprofits, education, economic development, and business leaders, hosted by the Panhandle Area Development District. The fund was established to support mission driven nonprofits that either want to expand or start social enterprises to support the sustainability of their organization.

A majority of the interiors have already been remodeled. Cirrus House has plans for three interior remodels which includes reworking the floor plan of one apartment to make it handicap accessible.

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