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  • Housing Center helping fund new residential development for seniors, veterans

    Oct 24, 2017 | Read More News
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    District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías shovels dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new housing development.A pair of senior and veterans housing projects funded in part by the Pima County Housing Center broke ground Oct. 24 in midtown Tucson.
    The complexes, going up adjacent to the TMM Family Services Inc. main campus, 1550 N. Country Club Rd., will offer 20 apartments intended to accommodate low-income seniors who live with a care giver or family member.
    Housing Center provided $545,000 in voter-approved bond funding and an additional $708,000 in HOME funds toward the $2,850,000 total cost of the venture. HOME funds are federal grants awarded to states and municipalities to implement local housing strategies designed to increase homeownership and affordable housing opportunities for low and very low-income Americans.
    “Everyone deserves a high-quality, safe place to live, especially our veterans and seniors” Housing Center Director Marcos Ysmael said.

    The units will feature modern, split-level floor plans as well as appliances and other amenities that meet Energy Star standards that will make them more efficient and cost effective, plus phone, Internet and cable services. Ten of the apartments will offer amenities for disabled residents. Both sites will allow easy access to the campus’s commercial dining facility, activity and learning centers and athletic facilities. Their close proximity also will allow the agency’s staff to work with residents’ additional needs for transportation, food, and socialization.

    Special guests for the groundbreaking ceremony included District 5 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Ward 6 City Councilor Steve Kozachik as well as members of the TMMFS Board, the Palo Verde Neighborhood Association and representatives from the contractor, Durazo Construction, and Wells Fargo Bank.
    Project managers expect construction to run through early Spring 2018. Potential residents may apply beginning February 1, 2018. Contact TMMFS Vice President of Development and Community Relations Brooke Nowak, 520.322.9557, for more information.