SOUTH BEND — The summer will bring an infusion of affordable housing by the South Bend Heritage Foundation when nearly 30 mixed-use units open across the city.

The largest project, Hope Avenue Homes in Edison Park, is set to open in June as "permanent supportive housing." That site tailors 22 units to people who are homeless or unstably housed, featuring low-barrier, low-cost shelter and supplementing it with health care and support services to help people stabilize their lives.

Four 3-bedroom, 1,260 square-foot units will open this August at the corner of Hoose Court and Scott Street in the Near West Side neighborhood, the nonprofit Heritage Foundation announced Friday during a tour of the $860,000 project. The two duplexes are tailored to families and will be available to rent for between $800 and $900 a month, Executive Director Marco Mariani said.

And a $150,000 4-bedroom home at 615 W. LaSalle Ave., just west of downtown, hit the market this week. With applications open, the organization expects someone will be living in the property within weeks.

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The nonprofit plans to build three more affordable homes by the end of 2022, along with adding one more rental unit for less than $800 this July at the Gemini Apartments complex on the Near West Side.

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