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Grand opening set for County-funded affordable housing development

Posted at 7:26 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 10:26:54-04

At times, affordable housing can be hard to find for seniors and veterans, but more options are opening up for both groups in midtown Tucson.

The new complexes will offer 20 apartments intended to accommodate veterans and low-income seniors who live with a caregiver or family member.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on October 24 at the project site, which is located at 3131 E. Lee Street.

The Pima County Housing Center provided $545,000 in bond funding, and an additional $405,000 in federal home funds toward the $3.3 million total cost of the venture.

“Adequate availability of affordable housing benefits not just the residents who receive a safe, decent and stable place to call home. It provides critical stability for the entire community,” Housing Center Director Marcos Ysmael said.

The close proximity to TMM Family Services Inc. headquarters will also let counselors work with tenants to identify and address needs. That includes social service and medical referrals.