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371 Pine Street will be the state’s first permanent supportive apartments created specifically for medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness.
April 20, 2023
The project is the latest example of Crossroads’ evidence-based Housing First model which recognizes there is no way to address the current homelessness crisis without creating more housing.
“The development on Pine Street will have a life-changing impact for nearly three dozen medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness and will provide a model for future developments for this population statewide,” said Karen Santilli, CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island.
In addition to the 35 apartments, 371 Pine Street will include amenities like laundry facilities, common areas, a healing garden and parking. The building includes 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. Residents at 371 Pine Street will also be provided with 24/7 case management and other wraparound supports and services as required.
“Housing is health and housing is the only proven solution for homelessness. Developments like 371 Pine Street provide a pathway to help end homelessness and build healthier communities,” Santilli said. “As the state’s leading provider of housing and services for people experiencing homelessness, we are proud to be creating more affordable, supportive housing to help end the current homeless crisis.”
Crossroads held a community open house to provide information about the Pine Street project and other Crossroads initiatives - including job training programs, housing problem solving, and health-focused initiatives - with neighbors and stakeholders. Crossroads will continue to provide community members with updates about the project.
Crossroads plans to begin site work at Pine Street later this year and anticipates completion in 2025.
The Pine Street development is one of several significant housing developments Crossroads is leading or partnering on.
In March, 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.
Earlier this month, 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, 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, one-bedroom permanent supportive apartments for current residents of Crossroads’ single-occupancy units at 160 Broad Street, each with its own bathroom and kitchen.
Find more details on the 371 Pine Street Project here.