The City of South Bend, several local social service providers, and lead developer, South Bend Heritage Foundation, formed a unique public/private partnership in an effort to serve the region’s chronically homeless population. Thirty-two permanent supportive housing units were built on a two-acre urban infill site, which originally accommodated an elementary school. The intent was to create a home-like atmosphere and offer a variety of assisted living services without imposing severe lifestyle restrictions on the residents. The project was awarded Emerald Certification from the National Green Building Standard.