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Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County to build second affordable housing project

Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) announced its second affordable housing development in less than three years,  “The Crossroads.” The next phase of mixed-use development features 68 single 650-square-foot apartments and will be located on the site of UGM-TC’s donation warehouse on Lancaster Street. The Crossroads will be an addition to The Vineyard on Lancaster, which has been fully-leased since April 2020.

“The global pandemic, vast unemployment and our community’s recent population boom has continued to overtax an already stressed housing challenge,” said Don Shisler, president and chief executive officer of Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. “We are grateful we have been able to assist 104 individuals and families during this difficult year by providing new, clean affordable housing with purposeful amenities at The Vineyard on Lancaster… but to be honest,  it’s simply not enough. Time is of the essence to add to our community’s affordable housing options.”  

The Crossroads is estimated to be 55,930 square-feet and is expected to cost $12 million to build, with significant funding requested through housing tax credits. The architect is Schwarz Hanson Architects. The 68 single units will include comparable amenities to The Vineyard, such as:

  • Full kitchen and bath, along with washer/dryer hook-ups.
  • Secured entry with 24/7 security camera monitoring.

”New, clean affordable housing with helpful amenities provides dignity and hope to our neighbors, both critical for future success,” continued Shisler.

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