Developers of the Martin Luther King Village Aparments on 47th Avenue had to put the project on hold last year because of construction problems. Subsequent delays caused a funding gap. On Tuesday county supervisors agreed to fill that gap with a $1.3 million loan.
Supervisor Roger Dickinson says the project is part of the county’s recent 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.
"It’s very encouraging to see the kind of progress in bringing these kinds of units on line. Personally, I though it was going to be a lot more time spent before we actually start to see things get to this stage so I think we’re doing great work."
The project will create 80 housing units for extremely low-income people who are persistently homeless and have mental disabilities.