Forte Residential Receives Facade Grant

Friday, August 21, 2020

Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and the City of Warsaw presented a Façade Grant in the amount of $5,000 to Forte Residential and Home Health Care Services on Thursday, August 20th.

Building owners, First Light Enterprises, LLC, who purchased the building in 2017, recently completed extensive exterior renovations on their historic downtown Warsaw building, the former U.S. Post Office. The building is located at 120 S. Lake Street in Warsaw. Built in 1931, the building is of Colonial Revival architectural style with an Ashlar Limestone exterior and beautiful arched wood frame windows, which have been meticulously restored.

Forte Residential, Inc. provides in-home support for individuals receiving services through the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver System (HCBS, specializing in serving individuals with highly motivated family members; providing quality support to family members who devote their lives for their loved one with special needs. Forte Home Health Care, Inc. was founded to compliment the services of Forte Residential, Inc.

Warsaw Community Development Corporation and the City of Warsaw continue to improve the downtown infrastructure and attract new businesses. The introduction of a Matching Facade Grant Program in 2003 has enabled downtown building owners to make improvements to the exterior of their buildings through matching grants of up to $5,000 per merchant project each year. Since 2003, the Façade Grant Program has resulted in over $1,472,000 in merchant investments with a city investment of over $321,400 in matching grant funds.

For information about the Façade Grant program, contact Warsaw Community Development Corporation at (574) 267-6311 ext. 4 or email