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New I PROMISE Housing Development Opens In Akron Featured

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Front: Corner-Maple & Cedar Front: Corner-Maple & Cedar Photo by LeBron James Family Foundation

Akron's newest affordable housing development will be christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 8.

The I PROMISE development at 445 S. Maple Street, is located near the LeBron James Family Foundation's I PROMISE School, and offers services and ammenities like a demonstration kitchen where residents can learn about healthy eating, workout facilities, and Wi-Fi in every apartment. Although some people have already begun to move in; they are not yet full, and are taking applications now from area residents who must meet certain low income requirements. If you would like to live there; click here to apply.

While the 50-unit housing community shares the I PROMISE name, it is not funded by the LeBron James Family Foundation. Project financing came through a variety of lenders, and it is owned and operated by the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation. The LeBron James Family Foundation is involved though, by providing assistance with wrap-around social services for residents.

Listen now for more details, with our Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, and East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation CEO, Cheryl Stephens:


CHERYL STEPHENS East Akron Neighborhood Dev. Corp.

Cheryl Stephens, CEO, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation

Photos (below) courtesy LeBron James Familly Foundation

Front evening   City Architecture

Front view: evening

Facing Rear Parking City Architecture

Rear view, Parking lot 

LeBron Tours I PROMISE Apartments

LeBron James and others at groundbreaking before project was complete


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