Riverview at Clendenin School opened in October 2011 with two main uses: a non-profit community health center and 18 units of safe, quality, affordable housing for seniors. The health clinic includes an onsite dentist, radiology department, fully stocked pharmacy and physical therapy center. The project was recognized by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia for “Best Use of Tax Credits” and “Historic Preservation Award.”
Funding for the renovation came from a combination of local, state and federal funding, with large portions coming through federal economic stimulus money, including a $2.7 million grant from the West Virginia Neighborhood Stabilization Program and $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Both grants were part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing a $1.2 million loan for 40 years at no more than 4.5 percent interest. About $1 million in state and federal historic tax credits also will help fund the project.