Ground broken on Arnett Watson apartments
CHP Executive Director Jeff Kositsky cuts a symbolic ribbon marking
the groundbreaking of construction of 83 new affordable homes
for formerly homeless individuals and families. Kositsky is joined
by affordable housing champion Supervisor Chris Daly, Redvelopment
Executive Director Marcia Rosen and TNDC Executive Director Don
By Tamara Barak
June 15, 2007
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday at a Tenderloin site
that will soon become an 83-unit building that provides homes
and services to formerly homeless individuals and families.
According to the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
and Community Housing Partnership, the Arnett Watson Apartments
will offer supportive services for up to 240 people.
When complete, the nine-story building will include a community
gathering room and outdoor courtyards, as well as a children's
play area. Each unit will have its own kitchen and bathroom.
"Like most of our projects, Arnett Watson Apartments will
offer onsite supportive services for its residents - many of whom,
in addition to being homeless, suffer from HIV/AIDS, mental illnesses,
addition and physical disabilities," said CHP Executive Director
"Providing permanently affordable homes with easy access
to services and other amenities helps our residents achieve stability
and independence," Kositsky said.
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