The vision is that our elders will be able to age in place with dignity and pride in a stable, safe and affirming community, with access to specialized services and support. This project will be the first of its kind in the state of Texas as well as throughout the South.
The proposed complex will be located in central Houston’s Third Ward, less than three miles from the Texas Medical Center and one mile from the Montrose Center on two existing Metro bus routes and the prospective light rail University/Blue Line as part of Houston’s Urban Transit Corridor planning. The proposed site is located at 2222 Cleburne, pending a generous donation from the Midtown Redevelopment Authority, whose leadership is committed to maintaining affordable housing.
1. Design and build an LGBT-affirming, affordable housing development and geriatric primary care clinic in the Third Ward (within 1.5 miles of the Montrose Center).
2. Consolidate SPRY (senior) programming for clients, residents and visitors, enabling the main campus to expand programming for youth, offer additional community meeting space and house more LGBT and allied nonprofit organizations.
3. Expand existing SPRY programming to include job placement and skills training, social and recreational services, and expanded group meals and community-facilitated peer interaction.