Traverse City apartment complex hopes to help address homelessness
A new development will dedicate a portion of its apartments to those experiencing chronic homelessness in northwestern lower Michigan.
The developers of “Annika Place II” will set aside 19 of the proposed 52 units in the building for those considered most vulnerable. In exchange, Traverse City will grant them a tax break.
Trained staff will also be on site to assist with mental and physical health services as well as employment opportunities.
“That can be anything from connecting them to mental health services, physical health services, to employment opportunities and really whatever the client deems as what they need to be able to maintain their housing,” said coalition chair Ashley Halladay-Schmandt.
The coalition wants to end chronic homelessness by 2028.
“And so this development will really take down our numbers and have a huge impact on our work,” Schmandt said.
“Annika Place II” will be adjacent to Annika Place Apartments, an affordable housing project that broke ground last year.
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