Montrose Center breaks ground on low-income, LGBTQ-friendly senior housing project

Law Harrington Senior Living Center

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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
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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