Some housing available for individuals with chronic mental illnesses in Prince William County is getting a facelift in Triangle.
The housing, which is made up of a 20-unit apartment building, was started 22-years ago by the Community Apartments Borrower Corporation (CABC). According to CABC member Rob Mouw, the non-profit is made up of seven members from non-profit Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) and seven members of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
“The CABC, County social services, and the apartment management company Amurcon have worked closely for the past 22 years to provide the tenants a safe and affordable place to live,” stated Mouw.
All of the residents that live in the units have been selected by the Prince William County Community Services Department.
The organization received a Community Development Block Grant from the Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development, and is using the funds to renovate the building – adding a wheelchair lift, installing a sprinkler system through the building, and reworking office and community spaces, stated Mouw.
“Many of the tenants have been in residence a number of years; the wheelchair lift is intended to assist tenants as they need occasional assistance in getting to the second floor. The sprinkler system will provide significant added safety features to the building,” stated Mouw.
The work began last month and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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