Alexandria A region where 31% of the region is food insecure will have access to nutritious and healthy food and community resources.
Samuel Madden Homes is being redeveloped and reimagined by the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Fairstead, Mill Creek Residential and The Communities Group.
Alexandria, Virginia, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ALIVE!, the largest private safety net Alexandria Dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger, we will establish a new food and services hub in the redeveloped Samuel Madden Homes.
By the end of 2021, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) will select Fairstead, Mill Creek Residential, and Community Group to work with the agency to rethink and redevelop the Samuel Madden Public Housing Site, creating a new affordable Created mixed income housing. , community resources, and public open spaces. The team was selected for their track record of producing high-quality, affordable housing, community involvement, and vertically integrated expertise. Since selection, the team has worked with ARHA. city of alexandriaSamuel Madden Homes residents and community stakeholders refined the development plan, which will undergo a final review by the Alexandria Planning Commission and City Council this month.
“Food insecurity is on the rise. Alexandriaand the emergency food benefits for low-income households introduced during the pandemic will soon expire.” Jen AyersALIVE! Managing Director “Being part of Samuel Madden Holmes’ new vision will help expand ALIVE!’s impact and reach even more families in need. AlexandriaHowever, our mission is not just food. When we connect with families, we understand the need to work with them to add the services they need to improve their lives.You can join ALIVE! It’s a food hub location that offers free groceries, and vacations are related to other supports such as education, workforce, and healthcare services. ”
This food hub Alexandria According to a 2022 survey by Capital Area Food Bank, 31% of families face food insecurity. alive! It currently serves approximately 17,000 individuals and her 4,500 households each month.New location open to all Alexandria SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND ALIVE! Serving more families and expanding their impact. The organization sees the Food Hub as a conduit connecting clients and communities with additional services tailored to their needs, from financial and legal services to healthy cooking demonstrations.
“Having ALIVE! on the grounds of the newly redeveloped Samuel Madden Homes will be of great benefit to ARHA residents as many are already receiving essential services.” ARHACEO Keith Pettigrew Said. “ALIVE!’s new food and service hub will be a special addition not only to our site, but to this entire part of the city. Its convenient location will allow us to reach more community members.” We would like to thank everyone at ALIVE!! and our development partners for the coordination and planning necessary to make this happen.”
“When working with our partners on our vision for the new Samuel Madden Homes, we wanted to ground the plan to the needs of the community.We partnered with ALIVE! As an early learning and childcare center for children, we serve the needs of the wider community while providing quality housing.” Noah HaleDirector, Development, Fairstead.
Fairstead, Mill Creek Residential, The Communities Group, and the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority plan to create a community of 532 units of affordable labor-powered, market-priced housing in Old Town. This also includes 5,000 square feet of public open space. , alive! Food Hub, an early learning and childcare center run by Hopkins House, and his first-floor retail store is his 13,000 square feet.
Last summer, we opened our first food hub on ALIVE! west end of Alexandria, serving hundreds of families each month. The organization will open his second hood his hub in February. alive! They have long championed the creation of affordable housing, as access to food and housing is essential to their work of creating communities of inclusive support and services.
Photos of Samuel Madden Holmes and ALIVE! can be found here.
Founded in 1969 as Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically, it has grown to ALIVE! 49 member congregations by 14 faith communities in response to rising poverty levels.
For over 50 years, ALIVE! Providing food, temporary housing, basic furniture and household items, and emergency financial assistance to help at-risk families pay medical bills, utility bills, and ultimately avoid eviction. have provided. For more information, please visit www.alive-inc.org.
Fairstead is a purpose-driven, vertically integrated real estate development company that specializes in building sustainable, high-quality homes. The company’s nationwide footprint includes: $7.8 billion In assets and identified pipelines.with office new york, Maryland, south carolina, Coloradoand florida, Fairstead’s team manages more than 170 communities across the country and provides a comprehensive range of services including acquisition and development, prop technology, design and construction, venture capital investment in energy and sustainability, property management, marketing and leasing. We operate a real estate platform. The company also manages one of the industry’s most aggressive community impact programs and provides onsite support services to residents. For more information, see: www.fairstead.com.
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