Care Net's residential maternity program, The Elizabeth House, was featured on Channel 27 news at 5:30 and 10 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2013 -- Mother's Day. This story highlighted the success of one of the graduates of this goal-oriented program. This confident young mom met her goals to become independent and is now a member of The Elizabeth House Advisory Team.
Care Net Granted WHEDA Tax Credit
for Eagle Harbor Apartments
Care Net's application to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) for Affordable Housing Tax Credits was approved on April 18, 2013. This tax credit financing will provide a major portion of the funding to develop Eagle Harbor Apartments, affordable workforce housing on Madison’s east side.
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch made the announcement of the WHEDA awards on Thursday in press conferences in Ripon and Milwaukee. Said Kleefisch, “Developments being awarded tax credits today address local housing needs and they stimulate economic growth through family supporting jobs for our communities.”
Eagle Harbor Apartments will be a mixed-use building with 36 residential units and a daycare facility. These apartments will provide affordable workforce housing for up to 36 families and individuals with mixed incomes. Also included will be infant to two-year-old daycare for up to 32 children, providing much needed infant care for east side families. The potential residents will be screened through Meridian Group’s professional and established apartment management systems.
"Eagle Harbor Apartments will provide a safe and affordable home for 36 families and individuals,” affirmed Care Net’s Executive Director, Liz Osborn. “We are delighted to move ahead to bring a much needed option for affordable and safe housing to Madison’s east side.”
We hope to break ground in the fall of 2013.
Care Net in the News
Care Net has been in the news a lot lately. Read about some of the coverage here:
Perhaps you have read about Care Net in the news lately. Our proposal for affordable housing, Eagle Harbor Apartments, has gotten the attention of some who oppose Care Net's life-affirming mission and has caused quite a stir.
After a three hour meeting on January 17, Care Net was denied Community Development Block Grant funding by a City of Madison committee. Committee members disregarded the recommendation made by city staff to grant Care Net $550,000 toward the development. They also ignored city legal counsel who cautioned against denying funding based on religion or ideology since by law they are required to not discriminate on this basis. Yet to all appearances, they denied funding because of our life-affirming ideology.
Alder Lisa Subeck centered the debate around abortion and made general accusations regarding pregnancy centers of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County. In response to this out-of-control meeting, Care Net sent a letter of response to each of the City of Madison Alders and to Mayor Soglin. We also requested that our response be added to the public record for that meeting. Read Care Net's response here.
We believe God is calling us to extend our services to provide affordable workforce housing for our clients, graduates of The Elizabeth House program and others in the community. We are proceeding to apply for tax credit financing with WHEDA.
Announcing Proposed Eagle Harbor Apartments
By Executive Director, Liz Osborn
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough
Here at Care Net we have big dreams. We’re determined to extend our God-given, life-affirming mission in our community. We want to reach those with aching hearts and ruined relationships because we believe that a broken world is no match for the power of God’s love.
We know that God loves to match big dreams with His provision. That means we must act on opportunities that God puts in our path. Two years ago the piece of real estate adjacent to Care Net was gifted to us. Since that time, we’ve prayed, we’ve fasted, we’ve held meetings, and we’ve asked the Lord for His plan and purpose for this land. Where are we headed? Subject to God’s further direction here’s our plan: Read more...
Giving Justice to the Poor and the Orphan
Dr. Nancy Fredericks, stood up for life and for medical integrity in regards to a second trimester abortion clinic.
NARAL Video Reveals National Strategy
to Shut Down Pregnancy Centers
Please take a moment to watch the following video from NARAL-Pro Choice America. Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County has medically licensed Doctors, Nurse Practioners and Registered Nurses who work and volunteer to offer Free pregnancy tests and verification, ultra sounds and STI testing and treatment for women. If we don’t tell our story people will simply believe what they do hear, even if it is not true.