Affordable Apartments in Plymouth Will House 45 Families
There will be more options for families in search of affordable homes in Plymouth thanks to nonprofit Beacon of Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
Beacon is a team of congregations that work to build affordable and supportive housing. The nonprofit is currently developing Cranberry Ridge located near Highway 55 and Peony Lane in Plymouth.
The Cranberry Ridge facility will feature 45 apartments for families who earn less than $52,000 a year for a family of four. Twelve of the homes will be for families who make less than $31,000 a year for a family of four.
“Cranberry Ridge, unfortunately, has taken so many years to make it happen,” said Lee Blons, CEO and president of Beacon. “One of the things we really want to emphasize is it’s high-quality housing, because it’s affordable doesn’t make it cheap housing.”
The apartment building will have underground parking, a fitness center, community lounge, and youth and adult program space.
“Affordable homes like Cranberry Ridge are an essential investment in the strength and stability of families and our communities,” remarked Blons. “Plymouth is a great community for children to grow strong foundations for the bright futures they deserve, and we are grateful for the city and community partners who are helping ensure affordable housing is an option for suburban families.”
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners will provide on-site support services tailored to residents at Cranberry Ridge. Its Neighborhood Program model will help families explore opportunities and address the needs of residents.
Wendy Geving with Interfaith Outreach said the development comes at a crucial time as families across the metro face housing obstacles.
“At Interfaith, we see everyday the struggles that are created by this housing market and lower wages,” Geving said.
Need For Affordable Housing
Interfaith Outreach serves bout 2,000 families a year. More than half of those families have income at the poverty level. Geving said housing projects like Cranberry Ridge will support the success of residents.
“Interfaith Outreach is honored to be the on-site service provider. This partnership allows Interfaith to expand its Permanent Supportive Housing program and establish its 10th Neighborhood Program,” stated Kevin Ward, executive director of Interfaith Outreach.
Now that the wait for construction is over, community partners look forward to celebrating again in a year for the grand opening.
“We are so looking forward to this coming to life and meeting the families who will be here,” said Geving.
Construction of Cranberry Ridge is scheduled to be completed next year.