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Montrose Center breaks ground on low-income, LGBTQ-friendly senior housing project
Law Harrington Senior Living Center
The Montrose Center broke ground on the Law Harrington Senior Living Center, a community for low-income and LGBTQ seniors that will be the first of its kind in the region, on Aug. 6 at 2222 Cleburne St., Houston. The project was made possible by several community partners, beginning with a land donation by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority valued at $5 million, low-income housing tax credits worth $13.8 million, $5 million in private fundraising and another $5.1 million in affordable housing funding provided by the city's tax increment reinvestment zones. Another $2.5 million needs to be raised to fully complete the project, according to a news release. “Affordable housing is imperative to developing and providing a vibrant community to Houston’s most vulnerable populations,” Midtown TIRZ Executive Director Matt Thibodaux said in a release. The community will offer 112 independent living apartments for low-income seniors ages 62 and older, a social services office managed by the Montrose Center, a geriatric primary care clinic provided by Legacy Community Health, a fitness center, dog park, vegetable garden and other amenities. Construction is slated to complete in early 2021. www.themontrosecenter.org