Providence teams up with East House on apartments - Catholic Courier

Providence teams up with East House on apartments

Providence Housing Development Corp., an affiliate of diocesan Catholic Charities, will partner with East House Corp. and Buckingham Development Corp. to open 44 one-bedroom affordable-housing apartments in a renovated building at 435 State St., Rochester, East House officials announced Sept. 2.

The project is set to receive $5.1 million in low-income housing tax credits from the state’s Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The apartments are scheduled to open in the fall of 2011. Thirty treatment apartments have been licensed by the Office of Mental Health and 14 will be earmarked as affordable units for qualifying individuals in the community.

East House is a private, nonprofit rehabilitation agency that provides residential, rehabilitation and career services to individuals recovering from mental illness or chemical dependency. More than 1,000 clients and families are served each year in nine group homes, four offices, a career center and more than 200 apartments. East House is funded by the state, Monroe County, the United Way, client fees and private donations.

Providence has developed more than 800 units of affordable housing since it began in 1994, and it manages more than 600 apartments.

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