Ending homelessness will take more than case management and housing assistance. Our community needs more housing options that are safe, affordable, and desirable to serve low-income families and individuals. The Kitchen, Inc. is excited to announce a new affordable housing development to help meet this need.
Maplewood Villas, Affordable Housing for Seniors 55+
Maplewood Villas will be a 44-unit affordable housing development specifically designed for low-income and formally homeless seniors—especially Veterans. Funding for the project comes from the Missouri Housing Development Commission, MHEG, CRA Investments, the City of Springfield, and the Bank of Missouri.
Maplewood Villas will include 44 universally designed, two-bedroom, one-bathroom units for seniors 55 and older. All units will be ground-floor, accessible units. 11 units will be set aside specifically to serve homeless Veterans. A portion of the units will also be set aside for extremely low-income residents.
The development will include significant green space and a community building with a pavilion. The community building will offer a gathering space for residents, computer lab with internet access, and office space for community case workers and partners. The Kitchen, Inc. will provide an onsite case manager to support residents, connect residents with community resources, and organize events that promote community building.
Maplewood Villas will be a service enriched development to ensure residents are able to maintain their housing and will not return to homelessness. Service enriched developments build a sense of community among residents and can improve quality of life for older adults living on their own.
Maplewood Villas Key Features
- 44 universally designed, two-bedroom, one-bathroom units (all ground floor)
- 11 units set aside to serve formerly homeless Veterans
- A community building and significant green space to promote building connections
- Onsite case manager provided by The Kitchen, Inc.
Other Affordable Housing Developments of The Kitchen, Inc.
Maplewood Villas is modeled after McClernon Villas, another affordable housing development for seniors 55 and older, opened by The Kitchen, Inc. in 2017. Maplewood Villas is The Kitchen’s fifth housing development and fourth to be developed in the last 10 years. The other housing developments include Franciscan Villa (1987), Beacon Village I (2014), Beacon Village II (2016), and McClernon Villas (2017). With the addition of Maplewood Villas, The Kitchen has added 266 affordable housing units to Springfield. Read more about our affordable housing developments.
We are so excited to add more affordable housing to Springfield. Our community desperately needs more affordable housing for low-income families and seniors. The Kitchen, Inc. will continue to advocate for and work towards building more affordable housing to serve those in need.