Kelly Cullen Community Update
August 03, 2012|
The dream of affordable housing for the formerly homeless is taking shape.
In December 2012, the first residents of Kelly Cullen Community will begin moving into their new homes. For many, this will be the first home they’ve had in years. This adaptive re-use and historical preservation of the former Central YMCA will partner housing and health services for 172 formerly homeless in one building. Tenants will have access to on-site social workers, a community garden, kitchen, and laundry facilities.
Earlier this year, the project was one of four nationwide selected by the Corporation for Supportive Housing for a Social Innovation Fund grant. Providing $400,000 annually for services and operating costs, the SIF grant will enable TNDC and our partner, the Department of Public Health, to study the linkages between health and homelessness.The dream of affordable housing for the formerly homeless is taking shape.