HOUSTON – Houston Housing Authority, Mayor Sylvester Turner, HUD Deputy Regional Administrator Leslie Bradley, and community stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of 2100 Memorial on Tuesday.
The new community features landscaped courtyards with unimpeded skyline views of downtown Houston, a news release said.
The senior living community offers 196 affordable homes and modern amenities to seniors nearly five years after Hurricane Harvey destroyed the original building.
“Housing is more than buildings and units; the lack of quality affordable housing is a leading driver of wealth and health disparities, and our seniors are among the most vulnerable,” said LaRence Snowden, Chair of HHA Board of Commissioners. “From transforming existing communities with modern updates and resident resources, to implementing innovative solutions to increase the availability of affordable units throughout the city, HHA is committed to providing beneficial and sustainable housing opportunities.”
Hardwood floors, balconies, and quality appliances are among the features each apartment home will have. The array of first-class amenities includes a fitness center, theater, community meeting rooms, and a business center.
Residents who previously resided at 2100 Memorial will be given the first opportunity to return to the new community when it is complete.