Renovated apartment building opens to house the disabled, homeless

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A rehabilitated apartment building for the disabled and the homeless is now open in Providence.

Dean Street Studios was renovated using funds from the state’s 2012 Building Homes Rhode Island Bond.

The building has 51 units and offers support services to residents and clinical offices for the Kent Center for Human and Organizational Development.

“This project is special because it will provide on-site services and more affordable housing options for our most vulnerable residents,” Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said. “With our partners, we are creating affordable housing options and helping those who need it most.”

The project cost $9 million and consisted of structural repairs, a roof replacement, HVAC improvements, energy efficiency upgrades, exterior repairs and improvements to access control and security.

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