A collaboration between the D.C. Housing Finance Agency and SOME (So Others May Eat) will result in a mixed-use development across from the Benning Road Metro station in Northeast Washington that includes 202 units of affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.
Known as The Conway Center, the 320,000 square foot, LEED-certified building will occupy a full city block and is anticipated to be complete in late 2017.
The Conway Center, to be owned and operated by SOME, will include a job-training center and comprehensive health care for 10,000 underserved men, women and children per year at a medical and dental health center operated by Unity Health Care. This will be the first facility in the city to combine housing, job training and health care in one location.
Applicants will be able to apply for housing sometime in 2017 a few months before the development is complete. Thirty of the homes will be reserved as permanent supportive housing for homeless families.
For updates on the development, visit www.Some.org.
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