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Union Gospel Mission breaks ground on new mixed-used development

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Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County announced in a release that it has broken ground on a new 102,679 square-foot mixed-used development that will offer 104 multi-family apartments designated as affordable housing. The Vineyard on Lancaster will cost $19 million to complete, $12 million of which is funded by housing tax credits, the National Housing Trust Fund and the Affordable Housing Program.  Additional support has been provided by private foundations including Amon G. Carter Foundation, The Mabee Foundation, The Ryan Foundation, The Burnett Foundation and The Sid Richardson Foundation.

Located at 1401 East Lancaster in east Fort Worth, the two-building campus of The Vineyard on Lancaster is part of the Near East Side Urban Village revitalization. It will reside on the last parcel of vacant property currently owned by UGM-TC and is expected to house its first resident no later than December 31, 2019.

“Our community’s recent population boom has overtaxed an already stressed housing challenge. For the past five years, our leadership has been prayerfully and strategically planning for the opportunity to provide more affordable housing options in this community,” said Don Shisler, president & chief executive officer of Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, in the release. “Anyone will be eligible to apply to live at The Vineyard on Lancaster, where seven different types of housing vouchers will also be accepted for payment.”

The Vineyard on Lancaster is made possible through collaborative partnerships with City of Fort Worth, JPS Health Network, MHMR of Tarrant County and Tarrant County College.

The organization will hose a “Watering of the Vines” ground blessing for the Vineyard on Lancaster on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:00am at its location at 1321 East Lancaster in Fort Worth.

ABOUT UNION GOSPEL MISSION OF TARRANT COUNTY

Founded in 1888, Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) is a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to providing love, hope, respect and a new beginning for homeless men, women and children living in Tarrant County. It strives to restore hope and transform lives by offering programs that focus on housing, employment, food, life-skills and education. UGM-TC relies on the community to support the programs and services offered. It is God’s healthy place to end homelessness, one person at a time. For more information, visit www.ugm-tc.org

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