New Apartments Open For Homeless Mentally Ill

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Fairview Apartments in the North Arcade neighborhood will house formerly homeless people struggling to overcome mental illness.

John Buck with Turning Point – the group that renovated the apartment building – says it’s permanent housing that will help tenants rebuild their lives and ultimately benefit the neighborhood.  

"One of the things we want to do is to reduce the impact of homelessness on the community. We know that folks, when they’re homeless, cost a lot more to the community than they do when they’re housed."

It cost $2.3 Million to renovate the 10-unit apartment complex with some money coming from Sacramento County’s Mental Health Services.