A new affordable housing property called RoseMary’s Place apartments will soon be under construction in Midtown. The development, located at 3300 Caroline St., Houston, will provide 149 units and services for homeless individuals in the city.
Ground will break on the project Feb. 1.
The national not-for-profit NHP Foundation is developing the property. Occupants in the four-story building will also be provided with voluntary support services from Magnificat Houses Inc. in an effort to connect them with community-based health care, treatment and employment services, according to a Jan. 26 news release.
“With RoseMary's Place, NHPF hopes to help end chronic homelessness in Houston,” said Neal Drobenare, lead developer of RoseMary's Place. “The stable housing and services provided will give the folks who live there opportunities for happy and productive lives.”
The ground floor of the building will be set aside for programming and office space for MHI. The ground floor will also have three multipurpose rooms, a warming kitchen, two separate gathering areas and a 24-hour staffed entry desk, according to the foundation’s website. The remaining three floors will consist of studio apartments for residents.
Funding for the $45 million project was provided by a variety of organizations, including the city of Houston and Harris County Hurricane Harvey recovery funds with $18.7 million coming from Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department and $2.4 million from sponsor loans from MHI.
“Expanding access to affordable housing in the Houston area is just one way that NHPF strives to build and preserve more equitable, resilient communities that people can afford,” NHPF officials wrote in a news release. “The new construction is conveniently located on a transportation hub, near training centers that provide programs for future residents to grow and learn new skills.”
The project is expected to open by May 2024.