[This story is adapted from Avalon Housing, Inc.'s press release. To read the full story, click here.]
Sen. Rebekah Warren (18-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Jeff Irwin (53-Ann Arbor) and their staffs spent four hours building an outdoor grill for Avalon Housing, Inc. at Carrot Way Apartments, a 30-unit supportive housing community built in 2005. Carrot Way Apartments was the first new construction of supportive housing for families in Washtenaw County.
“You only need to spend a few minutes at one of Avalon’s properties to see that they are truly building vibrant neighborhoods that residents are proud to call home,” said Senator Rebekah Warren (D – Ann Arbor). “The long-term benefits of supportive housing reach far beyond their walls, however, adding to the fabric of our community and providing an affordable and stable housing option for people throughout the county. I was thrilled to bring my team out to work with them on this LBC volunteer project today and encourage my colleagues to look for opportunities in their districts as well.”
Carole McCabe, executive director of Avalon Housing, was thrilled to have legislators working on the project. “We appreciate the support of our state legislators. This gave them an opportunity to meet Avalon tenants and be involved in our community. We need the community to understand that supportive housing is the key to ending homelessness.”
Rep. Irwin also supports Avalon’s Mission. “Avalon is an incredible resource for our community. I am proud to help chip in whenever I can to help provide supportive housing in Ann Arbor.”
Avalon Housing, Inc. is a community based organization created in 1992 to develop, own and manage permanent supportive housing that is affordable to Washtenaw County’s lowest income residents, including people who have experienced homelessness and people with mental and physical disabilities.