NewsLocal News / October 21, 2020

Amber Woods Apartment Complex Rehab Complete

City and state leaders celebrate at the new Amber Woods Clubhouse.  - Jill Sheridan WFYI

City and state leaders celebrate at the new Amber Woods Clubhouse.

Jill Sheridan WFYI

City leaders and community members gathered for a grand reopening ceremony at a Far Eastside apartment complex this week. 

Amber Woods was built in the 1970s. In the following decades the Far Eastside community experienced loss of jobs, public disinvestment and a tornado, while the need for affordable housing grew. 

In 2018, the Indianapolis City-County Council approved $25 million to rehabilitate the aging apartment complex. Mayor Joe Hogsett said the finished project includes refurbished units, new exteriors and outside amenities.

"To hear how far this wonderful affordable housing has come, what it has come through, what it has overcome," Hogsett said, "is nothing short of amazing."

Four hundred fifty families are residing in the apartments.

Indianapolis City-County Councilwoman LaKeisha Jackson (D) represents this district and said the remodel is a much needed investment for the community. 

"Providing them with safe, clean, affordable housing," Jackson said, "but most importantly a place to call home."

The apartment complex is also home to Pathways Resource Center, a community center that helps youth and families.

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