As renovations continue on the historic Saint Rita Apartments, Central City Integrated Health, the organization behind the redevelopment, has launched a holiday giving campaign to help furnish the apartments for the building's future residents.
With an estimated Spring 2019 completion date, CCIH will soon be opening the Saint Rita's 26 one-bedroom apartments to the area's most vulnerable populations. Veterans, along with the chronically homeless and those with special needs, will receive preference for apartments in the affordable housing project.
Now that the renovation of the apartments nears completion, the next step is to furnish the units. CCIH has launched "A Home for the Holidays," a fundraising campaign to outfit the apartments with brand new furniture, appliances, and household items.
"Many of the residents who move into our affordable housing units have limited income and resources, and in many cases, will arrive with very few furnishings and household items," says CCIH President and CEO Ryan Lepper.
"From sofas, chairs and tables to dishes, cookware and appliances, we want to make certain no one has to go without at this important juncture in their lives. We hope people will generously support our A Home for the Holidays campaign and make a monetary donation today."
Central City Integrated Health broke ground on the Saint Rita in 2017. It is the fourth affordable housing development for the non-profit and the second dedicated for veterans.
Constructed in 1916, the Saint Rita has been vacant since the early 2000s. Learn more about its history in this article from Model D.
To learn more about donation opportunities, visit CCIH online or call (313) 578-6104. CCIH is only accepting monetary donations.
The Saint Rita Apartments is located at 35 Owen St. in Detroit's North End neighborhood.
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