LGBTQ Senior Housing Facility in Historic Third Ward Reaches Fundraising Goal

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A new LGBTQ-focused affordable senior housing facility has passed its fundraising goal and will begin construction most likely in early 2018.

According to a March press release, the Montrose Center, one of the nation’s leading full-service LGBTQ centers, needed to secure $2.5 million in order to receive a 2.87-acre lot in Houston’s Third Ward as an in-kind donation from the Midtown Redevelopment Authority, which is valued at $3.21 million.

The LTR Lewis Cloverdale Foundation Inc. provided a $750,000 lead gift, which allowed the Montrose Center to exceed its goal.

The space will have three buildings and include 112 one- and two-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors and will prioritize LGBTQ seniors. The current goal of the program is to have eligible seniors paying no more than 30 percent of their income for rent and a number of amenities including a geriatric primary care clinic, a group dining area, meeting, computer and fitness rooms, a resident library and lounge area and outdoor recreational spaces.

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