Posted on Oct 01, 2019
President-Elect Ron Baker thanking Leah Logan of Indwell
President-Elect Ron Baker thanking Leah Logan of Indwell for speaking to the Club.
On September 30th, 2019, Leah Logan of Indwell Community spoke to the Club about Indwell organization, the completed Hambleton Hall housing project and the conversion of the Norfolk Inn into a $ 8.5 million dollar housing project in downtown Simcoe. The organization is asking the community to donate $ 1 million of the total cost. This will be one of the largest investments in the downtown which has seen better days over the years.
Indwell was created in the early 1970's as a Christian charity.
When Indwell describes housing affordability, they use the term deep affordability which means the tenants can pay their rent and have a remainder for food, transportation and expenditures that many of us take for granted.
Norfolk Inn Photograph from Indwell Website 
Norfolk Inn, Downtown, Simcoe, Photograph from Indwell Website
Indwell designs their own buildings and place a priority on high quality and energy conservation.
The plan is to  convert former Norfolk Inn complex into primarily 31 single bedroom units. The ground floor will have apartments, office space as well as a kitchen so that the tenants can get at least one hot meal a day.
 Construction begins in November, 2019 with the projected completion date of spring 2021.