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Community Roots, YouthCare partnership receives additional funding

The partnership between Community Roots Housing and YouthCare, which will redevelop the Booth Building on the corner of Broadway and East Pine Street, was awarded $4.48 million from the Housing Trust Fund last month.

In addition to 84 new affordable housing apartment units, the eight-story, mixed-use building will feature roughly 25,000 square feet for a new YouthCare education and employment academy. YouthCare anticipates the new academy will serve 250-300 young adults, aged 18-24 years old. Thanks to leadership from Representatives Frank Chopp, Nicole Macri, and Lisa Callan, and Senator Joe Nguyen, YouthCare also received $4 million in the 2023 state capital budget towards the project’s education and employment academy.

“We are thrilled to work on this vital project in partnership with YouthCare,” said Christopher Persons, CEO of Community Roots Housing. “We can always do more when we partner. We serve individuals better, and we serve our community better. When we elevate community priorities, it’s a win for everyone.”

The project is currently working through administrative design reviews and aims for construction to begin in the summer of 2023.

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