June 25, 2021
Law Harrington Senior Living Center Opens to Provide 112 Affordable Homes for Seniors of All Incomes, Genders, and Sexualities
Community leaders, including Mayor Sylvester Turner and former Mayor Annise Parker, joined residents in the Third Ward to celebrate the grand opening of Law Harrington Senior Living Center. The first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior center to open in Texas, this community represents a major step forward in providing quality homes and care to residents that have historically been denied access to essential services.
“In many ways, Law Harrington Senior Living is setting the standard: not just of a model for affordable homes, but one that exemplifies inclusivity and integrated community care,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner at the grand opening. “As we celebrate this moment, we are reminded that there is no place like home – and these homes are truly something that make our entire community proud.”
Law Harrington Senior Living Center will offer 112 apartments, with rents as low as $400 to meet the needs of seniors who are making lower incomes, up to around $16,000 per year for an individual or slightly over $32,000 per year for a family of two. In addition to quality homes, residents will also gain access to an on-site geriatric primary care clinic managed by Legacy Community Health and social services organized by the Montrose Center. The development also includes a business center, library, fitness center, dog park, and group recreational, dining, and other common spaces.
The three-building senior living center was developed primarily by Covenant Capital and the Montrose Center. Community fundraising was added to a $5.1 million contribution by the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department, provided through local Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) funding. Private and public contributions were made by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the National Equity Fund, the Kinder Foundation, PNC Bank and many others.
Learn more about the Law Harrington Senior Living Center at https://www.montrosecenter.org/seniorhousing/faqs/. Alongside this center, the City of Houston is working to develop additional apartment communities for seniors, some of which are featured at recovery.houstontx.gov/multifamily.
The City of Houston Housing and Community Development (HCDD) makes long-term investments to better the lives of Houston residents by creating opportunities for every Houstonian to have a home they can afford in a community where they can thrive. Our department will spend approximately $350 million in federal, state, and local funding this fiscal year to construct and maintain affordable homes, reduce barriers to homeownership, support the work of social service providers, build public amenities, and facilitate disaster recovery efforts. Learn more about programs and resources for Houstonians at www.houstontx.gov/housing.