Choice is the difference between staying where you are and getting where you want to be.
When Claystone at the Crossing was purchased by new management in 2015, they had one goal set particularly high: making choice an option for low-income families. The vision for Romney Meadows is to be not only an affordable housing community that people live in, but a community that people want to live in. That distinction can provide a person with pride and hope.
When Claystone changed hands, there were some big hurdles to overcome to improve the public perception of the affordable housing community in Lafayette, Indiana. The community has been revamped to include sustainable interior lighting, ventilation, insulation, and appliances, resulting in less maintenance and lower energy bills. Substantial measures were taken to increase security by adding more exterior lighting and surveillance cameras. The complex was also upgraded with long-term capital improvements such as refinished blacktop and sidewalks and improved roofing on units. When the history of Romney Meadows is told years from now, the goal is to make that conversation positive.
About the Property
Romney Meadows is an affordable housing community located in southwest Lafayette, Indiana. The complex qualifies under Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937, which provides assistance in housing for low-income households. Romney Meadows features 31 buildings with 326 units, 18 of which are ADA compliant. Romney Meadows was formerly known as Claystone at the Crossing.
Where is Romney Meadows?
The property is in located in the southwestern sector of Lafayette, Indiana between Highway 231 and Old Romney Road. It is situated within the Mayflower Mill Elementary School sector of the Tippecanoe School District.
About the Community
The Romney Meadows renovations will properly fit in with a thriving community on the southwest side of Lafayette. Local resources such as Bauer Family Resources, First Assembly Community Ministry, and public transportation are making this community in Lafayette a very desirable place to be.
Bauer Family Resources
Bauer Family Resources is an early childhood educational resource serving Lafayette and the surrounding communities. They currently house one of their programs within the Romney Meadows complex. Bauer was founded in the early 1920’s by Grace Bauer. She was the first probation officer in Tippecanoe County and founded the program to keep youngsters out of trouble.
Bauer has a simple goal to provide children with the resources they need to be successful. In their own words:
“Bauer’s mission is at the heart of every program and service offered to our community. It is our belief that every child and family has a desire for a life that is filled with success, strong family and community connections and hope for tomorrow.”
Each representative of Bauer Family Resources is responsible for reflecting three values in every interaction they have: integrity, service, and innovation.
First Assembly Community Center
The First Assembly Community Ministry offers a wide range of resources and programs that are open to Romney Meadows residents and the general public. To First Assembly, community is a collection of people that share a common bond. That common bond can be family, residence, background, and more.
In addition to Sunday worship services, First Assembly offers an abundant amount of resources to the community such as small life groups, support groups, day care, financial counseling, a clothes closet, and much more.
First Assembly’s goal is, “To create a community where waves of people are transformed by the love of God.”
The most prolific mode of public transportation in Lafayette and West Lafayette is CityBus. Romney Meadows conveniently has three CityBus stops nearby on Old Romney Road. CityBus prides themselves on being a “proactive community partner.”
The CityBus organization strives to be a valuable and affordable service to the Lafayette and West Lafayette community. They do so by offering safe, reliable and environmentally friendly transportation services to the Lafayette area. CityBus prides themselves in hiring caring employees who offer exceptional customer service.