LAREDO, Texas – Earlier today, officials from the City of Laredo, the affordable housing community and El Cuatro neighborhood gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate a downtown elderly housing project.

The City of Laredo constructed two duplexes of one and two bedroom units to address the growing need for elderly housing in the community. These units are limited to persons 62 years of age or older and who are of very low income. This project was designed by Sepulveda Associates Architects Inc. to compliment the unique architectural features of the historical St. Peters neighborhood and was constructed by ALC Construction Inc. The inspiration behind the design was geared toward providing ADA housing that will enable our elderly citizens a sense of freedom and safety.

Residents will be able to enjoy a front porch, garden area, and gated parking. These units will also provide access to the downtown stores, the upcoming outlet mall, public transportation and government offices.  These rental units were funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnership Program and Laredo Municipal Housing Enterprise funds.

The total construction cost was $505,280.

Cutline for Main Photo: City of Laredo officials, the affordable housing community and others gathered to officially cut the ribbon for the new downtown elderly housing project constructed by the City of Laredo.