(Baton Rouge) – UREC was honored to partner with the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) for the development of Urban Garden Senior Village-a new affordable housing community in North Baton Rouge for grandparents raising grandchildren and older adults. LHC, which has a mission to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing, served as a funding partner for Urban Garden Senior Village.
LHC Executive Director Keith Cunningham said: “Data shows us that 57,000 children in the state of Louisiana are living with relatives that are not their parents. So, when we analyze this need, we have to come up with complete solutions to addressing this problem. Grandparents, generally on fixed incomes, have a specific affordable housing need that we haven’t been able to address. Creating communities like this gives us an opportunity to really focus on what the North Baton Rouge community needs-and communities like this across the state.”
Watch Cunningham discuss LHC’s partnership with UREC in the video above.
About the Senior Village
UREC developed Urban Garden Senior Village to add new, affordable housing to the Urban Garden neighborhood, which UREC previously built and developed in North Baton Rouge. The neighborhood is located at the site of the old Hollywood Elementary School and provides the first newly constructed homes built in the area in more than 50 years. In the upcoming weeks, UREC will continue to share more exciting updates and partnerships regarding Urban Garden Senior Village via e-mail and our social media channels. Please connect with UREC via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay abreast of this project, which is “Building Today’s Communities for Tomorrow!”
UREC is a nonprofit community development organization that has served Baton Rouge since 1992 with a mission to “transform communities by investing in people and restoring neighborhoods.” Learn more at www.urecbr.com.