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371 Pine Street will be the state’s first permanent support apartments created specifically for medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness.
May 22, 2023
PROVIDENCE, RI -Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s leading provider of housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, received unanimous approval from the Providence City Plan Commission at last night’s meeting for its 371 Pine Street development. The approval came just a month after Crossroads submitted the development plans to the CPC. 371 Pine Street development will create Rhode Island’s first-of-its-kind permanent supportive apartment complex for medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness. In all, Crossroads will create 35 new apartments.
“Housing is healthcare. The Pine Street development will provide 35 of the most vulnerable people in our state with a home and the support they need to address their medical needs,” said Crossroads Rhode Island CEO Karen Santilli. “We are deeply grateful for the support we’ve received from the City of Providence and our local community for this project. The City Plan Commission took an important step yesterday to save lives.”
In addition to the 35 apartments at 371 Pine Street, the development will also include amenities like laundry facilities, common areas, a healing garden, and parking. The building will feature 2,500 square feet of office space on the first floor for lease to mental health or other providers interested in providing co-located services. Keeping in line with the evidence-based practices, residents at 371 Pine Street will have access to 24/7 case management services and other wraparound supports.
Crossroads plans to begin site work at Pine Street later this year and anticipates completion in early 2025. The project is the kind of shovel-ready development that would benefit from investments that McKee Administration proposed earlier this month. The Governor’s $29 million budget amendment includes the creation of a low income housing tax credit fund and direct support for projects like Pine Street that are site ready.
The Pine Street development is one of several significant housing developments Crossroads is leading or partnering on.
Earlier this year, Crossroads completed renovation of the Beach Avenue Apartments in Warwick, which transformed the former Warwick Family Shelter into four permanent supportive apartments for families experiencing homelessness.
In April, Crossroads partnered with three other local nonprofits - ONE Neighborhood Builders, Foster Forward, and Family Service Rhode Island - to launch the Taunton Avenue Collaborative, an innovative and ambitious development that will create 160 apartments in East Providence, including, 40 percent of which will be set aside for extremely low-income individuals and families.
Last year, Crossroads’ plans to build a new apartment building on Summer Street in Providence were also approved. The project will create 176 new permanent supportive apartments which will allow current residents of Crossroads’ single-occupancy units at 160 Broad Street into one-bedroom apartments, each with its own bathroom and kitchen.
Click here for more details on the 371 Pine Street Project.