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South Shore Commons is a 60-unit, two-story permanent supportive housing development in Gary, IN. This project is the first supportive housing development in Northwest Indiana. This housing addresses the lack of affordable housing, especially for persons experiencing homelessness, in Gary.  


Property Type: Permanent Supportive Housing 


Total Number of Units: 60 


Unit Mix:

• 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom — 48

• 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom — 12 


Project Features:

• Private kitchens and bathrooms

• Community room

• Library

• Laundry

• Bike racks

• Garden area

• Security cameras at entrances

• Computer access for residents


1201 W. 20th Avenue

Gary, IN 46407 

Phone: (219) 512-9129

Service Provider: Regional Mental Health Center 

Development Partners: 

• Ledcor Construction, Inc.

• James Douglas Smith Architect, Inc. 

Year Completed: 2013 

Financing Partners:

• 9% LIHTC Equity — National Equity Fund, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

• HOME — City of Gary

• HOME — Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

• AHP grant — Federal Home Loan Bank of Indiana 

Project-based Subsidies: Project-based Section 8 and HUD Shelter Plus Care



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