Posterity Heights Scholar House on the way to completing first phase

The Posterity Scholar House is moving closer to opening day. The land once housed the McMillen apartments, and now it's being revamped to help families find their way to success.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2018 8:51 PM
Updated: Jun. 26, 2018 11:27 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Posterity Heights Scholar House will include four phases, the first is expected to be complete in the summer of this year.

"We're standing in between two buildings that will house 44 scholars. We call them scholars because we help them prepare for their academic future. We provide them supportive services and primarily they'll be single parents or small families who are of the lower income bracket," Pastor Cedric Walker said.

Walker is the pastor of Joshua's Temple and the Founder and President of Joshua's Hands Inc.

With spaces in the development in high demand, crews are hard at work to complete the housing.

"We've got pre- applicants lined up already and now we're getting calls from out of town," he added.

The project includes 500 kilowatts of solar and battery storage for energy efficient housing. In the second phase there will be commercial retail and a health center.

Phases 3 and 4 are still being discussed.

"This is more than a lower income housing development. These apartments that we're building now, they're large three or four bedrooms. They are not cheap. These are qualitative living spaces so they can live, work, educate, and play," Walker said.

Greg Leatherman, the Director of Community Development for Fort Wayne, said it's exciting to see the project come this far.

"We're all very excited, including the folks in southeast [Fort Wayne], to see this project move along, and like I said I think there hasn't been anything like this so I've been told in the state of Indiana," Leatherman said.

To qualify for the housing, you have to apply for the voucher program through the city.

You also have to be a full time student, and have a part time job.

The hope is that the grand opening will also be in September of this year.

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