April 2011. Well some the waiting is over. CARE 66 was not selected to participate in the second round for HUD Choice Neighborhoods. The cities invited to the second round for this proposal are Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Tampa and New Orleans. There do not seem to be any rural areas invited to this final round.
On April 8th, we will hear if we have been awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits to develop Hooghan Hozho’, our downtown housing development project. Please keep us in your prayers. We are cautiously optimistic about this award as we are with all our project proposals. Hooghan Hozho’ will provide housing 43 single, double and three bedroom units along with 18 Single Resident Occupancy rooms. Along with this the facility will have an Early Childhood Development Center along with support services for parents.
Sr. Rose Marie Cecchini is our Board Chairperson and Dennis Lorenzo, formerly of NCI, Mark Freeland, and Fitz Sargent have joined our Board.
We hope to begin asbestos abatement on the Lexington Hotel this month. We are planning, meeting and making decisions about this project. Peter Tarutis will be our project manager for this project and we will working closely with the YouthBuild – TAOS program. After abatement is completed we will schedule a ground breaking ceremony.
Also we are always looking for Board members. If you are interested please send me an email to set up a meeting and talk.