Preferred Properties Participates in The Ability Center's "Next Steps" Program
Meet Elijah, our summer intern, who came to us via The Ability Center’s “Next Steps” program. The Next Steps program is designed to prepare students with disabilities for college and post-secondary training. Students enter the program ready to increase their independence and foster leadership abilities. In partnership with the Toledo Rotary’s Disability Service Committee, students thrive in skilled job opportunities with local companies.
Elijah attended several events held by The Ability Center over the last several years. While attending an event, a staff member from The Ability Center approached him to see if he had an interest in the program.
What does Elijah loves the most about the Next Steps program? Living away from home! One critical component of the Next Steps program requires the participants to live in dorms on the University of Toledo’s campus. Elijah enjoys living in the dorms, as it gives him the feeling of independence. He is learning life skills such as: meal preparation and laundrHe hopes to take these skills and apply them to an independent and stable life.
Some other fun facts about Elijah:
- He served as a volunteer Medical Records Technician at St. Vincent’s Hospital
- His proudest accomplishment is "surviving" his first year of college
- Elijah is a Criminal Justice major and wants to become a Criminal Scene Investigator (CSI)
Of his time here at Preferred Properties, Elijah has enjoyed researching inspirational stories to post on our social media accounts. It has been a pleasure to meet and work with Elijah and his job coach, Hank, and to participate in our second summer with the Next Steps Program.
Preferred Properties is proud to announce their venture with the Miller Valentine Group to develop a new, affordable housing community in Whitehouse, Ohio (Lucas County)!
Dubbed as Whitehouse Square Townhomes, the 55 unit development will offer a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes! Each unit will feature fully equipped kitchens, energy efficient appliances and heating systems, washer and dryer connections, and central air.
Community features to Whitehouse Square Townhomes include:
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Preferred Properties is proud to announce that our newest housing project, Bridge Point Senior Village, received the National Green Building Standard Certification!
To achieve this standard, a building must be of sustainable design that ensures every aspect of the building works as a whole to produce the best possible product, and achieve the best possible energy and cost savings..
Bridge Point Senior Village was built using non-formaldehyde lumber products, energy efficient lighting, energy efficient appliances, interior fixtures that minimize water consumption, water conserving design landscaping, and many other "green" attributes!
We are pleased to achieve this standard of living!