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Mayor Dixon Attends Groundbreaking for Supportive Housing Center in Park Heights
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 Sheila Dixon

Mayor,

Baltimore

250 City Hall «Baltimore Maryland 21202

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 8, 2009

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Mayor Dixon Attends Groundbreaking for Supportive Housing Center in Park Heights

 

Baltimore, MD (December 8, 2009) – Mayor Sheila Dixon joined by Senator Catherine Pugh, Senator Nathaniel McFadden, Delegate Barbara Robinson, Delegate Shawn Tarrant and Councilwoman Sharron Middleton for the groundbreaking of Restoration Gardens, which will provide housing and supportive services for homeless people ages 18-34.

 

“Restoration Gardens is another example of how we can serve this vulnerable population and stop the cycle of homelessness,” said Mayor Dixon.  “It is much more than just a bed – it is the beginning of self-sufficiency for each young person served here. Homeless young people will be connected with educational and health services, as well as job training.”

 

Restoration Gardens is a rehabilitation of the former Springhill Elementary School, located in the Park Heights community.   There will be 43 units of permanent housing (three 1-bedroom units and 40 efficiencies) with supportive services for homeless and unstably housed youth ages 18-24.  The units will be occupied by individuals with incomes at or below 30% of the area median income.

 

The total cost of the project is $5,630,439.  The city provided $1.7 million, which comes from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-R) loan, a city bond loan, and Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

 

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