(Source: PhoenixBusinessJournal) By Steven Totten
A Valley nonprofit has completed work on new housing in downtown Mesa.
A New Leaf has recently completed a $35 million development for supportive housing at its La Mesita Community. Thirty units have been constructed, with additional meeting rooms for the community and other nonprofit organizations.
The new development joins La Mesita Apartments and La Mesita Emergency Family Shelter to offer a total of 126 units of housing for homeless and low income residents to serve Maricopa County. The development, which has been planned for the past six years, was funded through public-private partnerships, public contributions, and earned income.
The 30 units are comprised of 10 studio, 18 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom energy efficient homes and located directly along the light rail. They will open to the public Saturday, July 1.
“This is a momentous event in terms of making housing affordable in the Valley and serving as a community hub for city residents,” said Michael Hughes, CEO of A New Leaf. “Our role is to offer hope and services to our most vulnerable populations and improve the livability of the community. With the help of state and city leaders, we have constructed a space that will enhance the vitality of our community for many years to come.”