HISTORY

Affordable housing in an independent-living community for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities for more than 40 years

Naperville Elderly Homes, Inc. (NEH) has been the non-profit owner of Martin Avenue Apartments for over 40 years. NEH’s Board of local citizens raised funds to construct the first building in 1973, and it reached full occupancy within three months of opening its doors. Since then, prospective residents joined waiting lists hopeful that an apartment would become available soon. The wait was usually several years.

In 2018, NEH received low-income tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority and DuPage County for the purpose of constructing a new 5-story building and completely renovating all the existing Martin Avenue Apartments and community space. The new construction was completed in late 2020, and the community now holds nearly 200 residents.

“The expansion opens up many new opportunities to serve our residents better and to provide programs and services to the entire community.”

Dave Weeks, NEH Board President

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Timeline

1965

A group of Naperville residents recognized the need for affordable housing for low income seniors and individuals with disabilities in the community.

1967

Naperville Elderly Housing Inc. (NEH) was created.

1971

NEH broke ground on the Martin Avenue Apartments.

1973

Martin Manor (now Martin Avenue Apartments) opened to the public.

1978

Board Member Ann Carlson created the Martin Manor Auxiliary to raise public awareness of the facility and generate support through fundraising events.

1983

Martin Manor’s auxiliary opens drive for new bus.

1986

The Martin Manor Cookbook, which included recipes provided by residents, was published and sold to raise funds for the facility.

2013

The Martin Avenue Apartments celebrated its 40th anniversary.

2018

NEH received a $24 million dollars of Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The funds will be used to upgrade and expand the facility.

2020

New building added and all existing apartments and community spaces renovated.

Naperville Elderly Homes, Inc.
310 Martin Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

630-357-0909
630-357-1699

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