Bellfort Park Apartments, near the Willowbend, Braeswood, and Willow Meadows communities, 4135 W. Bellfort Blvd., Houston, celebrated its grand reopening on July 28.
The 64-unit apartment complex, which offers homes to families of low and moderate incomes from a variety of backgrounds, is the first development to be renovated through the city of Houston’s Harvey Multifamily Program, which updated the apartments with modern appliances, security features and amenities, according to a July 28 city of Houston news release.
“The homes built to be affordable 50 years ago were built before current resilient design and construction standards,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in the news release. “Bellfort Park Apartments is the first development to complete every single stage of the Harvey Multifamily Program. They are setting the standard for what we can accomplish with this program and are helping to pave the way for a more resilient Houston.”
Designed to replace homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey, as well as expand the supply of homes available to low- and moderate-income renters that will be safe from future storms, the Harvey Multifamily Program paid for $3.5 million out of the $14.1 million the rehabilitation project cost. The program was funded through Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds, funneled through the Texas General Land Office from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.