Opportunity House opens at NKU

Mark Payne
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Leaders from Brighton Center, Northern Kentucky University, and the City of Highland Heights held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Opportunity House Wednesday.

The Opportunity House provides stable housing for NKU students while supporting them to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

“The city has been deeply committed to this project since the beginning,” said Highland Heights Mayor Greg Meyers. “We are delighted to officially welcome the new residents of Opportunity House to our city, Highland Heights.”

Through access to post-secondary educational opportunities, stable housing, and the wraparound services that are part of Brighton Center’s community of support, young adults 18-24 will be empowered to achieve educational success, employment, and self-sufficiency.

One of those students is Logan Bloemer, an NKU student pursuing General Studies.

“Over the past month, I’ve had opportunities to flourish, opportunities to make friends, and just opportunities in general,” he said. “It’s just been phenomenal.”

Opportunity House includes 15 efficiency apartments and one one-bedroom apartment on Northern Kentucky University’s campus with individual bathrooms and kitchenettes. In addition, there is a large group room, classroom, full kitchen, and small meeting rooms.

“It really does take a collaborative effort,” said NKU President Ashish Vaidya. “It takes drive and passion, the idea that you put community in the region and the interest of future learners front and center.”

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