PROPERTIES

The Governor

The Governor
This historic building, formerly known as St. Maria's Home, is located on Providence's prestigious East Side. It was restored to its original grandeur and offers 57 units of elderly housing comprising of 5 studio units and 52 one-bedroom units.

It was officially opened in December of 1996 and provides quality housing for elderly citizens who otherwise would be residing in a public senior citizen facility. The Community Room/Computer Learning Center in this historic building was a chapel with very unique stained glass windows.

Total investment: $6,000,000
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The Whitmarsh

The Whitmarsh
This historic, once glorious property had fallen into serious disrepair and was a vacant crack house. Located on Whitmarsh Street in the Elmwood section of Providence, The Whitmarsh was previously deemed by the Providence Preservation Society as one of the city's most endangered apartment buildings.

Today this 3-story brick and stucco building has 16 family units consisting of 2- and 3-bedroom units which are in accordance with the historic character of the original building. Many of the original features such as hardwood floor, dining rooms with built-in glass china/storage closet, molding and window panes have all been kept intact.

Total investment: $1,500,000
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Harvard / Broad Apartments

Harvard Broad Apartments
Located at 39-41 Harvard Avenue and 576 Broad Street on the South Side of Providence, these apartments consist of two 1-bedroom units, four 2-bedroom units and ten 3-bedroom units. The restoration of these two historic houses into low-income rental housing was completed in 1994 and received the 1994 Rhode Island Housing Affirmative Action Award.

Total investment: $600,000

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Harvard Dartmouth Comstock (HDC) Development

Harvard Dartmouth Comstock Apartments
A scattered site initiative involving 21 buildings, HDC has transformed 3 formerly blighted streets in South Providence into 43 units of affordable rental housing. Previously these buildings were dilapidated and most were vacant.

Today, HDC serves as a prime visual example of quality historic restoration, complementing other fine historic homes in the neighborhood and transforming the streetscapes on these avenues.

Total investment: $4,500,000
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HDC - Public Street

Maple Gardens
An historic house previously owned by Brown University, this building was relocated from the East Side to the Southside of Providence. Brown donated the house and paid Omni $10,000 to move it. Now fully restored in its new location on Public Street, the property was sold to a private owner and contains three units of affordable housing.

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Valley Apartments

Olney Towers
Acquired from Wilshire Investments in 2003. After substantial rehabilitation, this development consists of 154 units of quality elderly housing located in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.

Total investment: $7,000,000

Spring Villa Apartments

Spring Villa Apartments
Acquired from Wilshire Investments in 2003. After substantial rehabilitation, this development consists of 100 rental units of housing for the elderly and handicapped, located in North Providence, Rhode Island.

Total investment: $5,000,000

Waterview Apartments

Waterview Apartments
Acquired from Wilshire Investments in 2003. After substantial rehabilitation, this development consists of 100 units of elderly housing located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Total investment: $6,000,000

Lockwood Plaza

Lockwood Plaza
Omni partnered with WinnDevelopment and the Providence Housing Authority in the purchase and rehabilitation of this 209-unit development, previously a HUD-foreclosed property, located in South Providence. The development consists of one 6-story building and seventeen 2- and 3-story buildings.

Completed in 2004, Lockwood Plaza accommodates both low-to-moderate income and elderly families. Previously a drug-troubled area, today Lockwood Plaza is a safe and welcoming landmark in this urban neighborhood.

Total investment: $18,000,000

Nehemiah Development

Nehemiah Development
Omni partnered with local residents and the City of Providence in purchasing land, organizing financing and then building 44 new single-family homes on Dudley and Blackstone streets in South Providence, and on DePasquale and Federal streets in the Federal Hill section of Providence.

The Nehemiah Development not only provided home ownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income families, but also helped revitalize these neighborhoods by creating in-fill housing on vacant, abandoned lots. It also demolished seriously deteriorated properties, replacing them with quality new homes for sale.

Total investment: $6,000,000

Turning Point I

Turning Point I
Located in the Washington Park neighborhood of Providence, this development contains eight 1-bedroom apartments, and six 2-bedroom apartments. It will serve only Rhode Island veterans who are in need of permanent supportive housing – a majority of whom are now homeless, living with relatives and friends, or face the possibility of becoming homeless in the near future.

Ten units are set aside for veterans who are deemed "chronically homeless" or living in homeless shelters. In addition to the 14 units of affordable housing, the complex contains 3 small non-residential units: the new headquarters of the RI Veterans Action Center; a community police sub-station; and a community room for use by the tenants. Turning Point I opened in February 2011.

Total investment: $3,000,000

Omni Point

Omni Point
Located on Providence's Southside, Omni Point consists of 51 rental units in 2 buildings. All apartments are designated for low-to-moderate income families.

Total investment: $5,000,000

Maple Gardens

Maple Gardens
A 90-unit elderly housing complex located in the City of North Providence.

Total investment: $5,000,000

Niagara Place

Niagara Place
This family-oriented development consists of 18 units within a single apartment building, located on Niagara Street in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence.

Total investment: $1,000,000


Cornplanter Row

Cornplanter Row
Cornplanter Row, located in South Providence, was completed in 2011. Previously owned by the Rhode Island Indian Council, this development involved the substantial rehabilitation of 36 rental apartments that had fallen into disrepair. These low-to-moderate income units were upgraded without displacing tenants.

Total investment: $2,500,000


Phoenix Apartments

Cornplanter Row
Located in the West End neighborhood of Providence, Phoenix is a scattered site development consisting of 83 units of affordable housing for qualified families. The project involved the substantial rehab of 22 existing, dilapidated buildings, and one vacant commercial storefront, while using green, energy-conserving building techniques.

Undertaken in partnership with WinnDevelopment, this development has strengthened the fabric of this urban neighborhood by turning blighted assets into fine homes that the community can be proud of.

Total investment: $21,000,000


1890 House

Cornplanter Row
52 rental units, all project-based Section 8. Recently rehabbed for lower-income individuals, this property is located in downtown Providence.

Total investment: $2,600,000