This project is one of four sites being developed as part of The Salvation Army's Cleveland Plan.  The CNMIF II NMTC investment supports all four sites.

The new 31,000 SF East Cleveland Corps Community Center will serve as a primary gathering space for community members and other nonprofit organizations. The Salvation Army will provide space for offices, a chapel, gymnasium, fitness areas, a kitchen, an education wing, and multipurpose rooms for senior centers and other community activities. The Salvation Army plans to collaborate with neighboring nonprofit organizations to provide space for additional specialized programs, thus increasing the community’s access to resources in one central location.

Project Partners: Chase, IFF

Project Details

Completed 2017
Location Hayden Avenue and Doan Avenue; East Cleveland
Project Type Community facility; New construction
Program 31,000 SF Community center
Sponsor The Salvation Army
CDA Investment $10 million NMTC allocation and $1 million Ohio NMTC
Total Project Costs $36.2 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 33.2%
Median Income: 45.5%
Unemployment Rate: 10.5%


  • Job Creation

    The four sites are expected to create 28 FTE jobs.

  • Goods or Services to Low Income Communities

    The four facilities will provide homeless services, hunger relief and support services, direct emergency assistance, drug/alcohol treatment, workforce development, education and mental health/counseling services.

  • Healthy Food Financing

    The facilities will provide food pantries, daily meals and home meal delivery to the homebound. All four locations are considered a second tier food desert.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The project sponsor committed to construction participation goals for Minority, Female, and Cleveland Small Businesses (MBE/FBE/CSB) as well as minority, female and City of Cleveland resident workers.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Outcomes

    The projects will incorporate a number of sustainable design features.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.