"It takes a village. This is our village." - Governor Northam
On August 29th, 2018, Alexandria Housing Development corporation, along with project partners The Carpenter's Shelter, was thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Bloom and new Carpenter's Shelter.
Keynote remarks were delivered by Governor Northam and Congressman Beyer, with additional remarks from Mayor Silberberg, Dale Wittie, Director of Rental Housing Development with VHDA, and Joseph DeFelice, Regional Administrator of the Mid-Atlantic region of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Also in attendance were VA Senator Adam Ebbin, Delegate Mark Levine, Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, Councilman John Chapman, and Councilman Timothy Lovain.
This groundbreaking marks the start of the construction phase of The Bloom and Carpenter's Shelter, which will build a new, purpose-built homeless shelter and add 97 units of affordable housing to Alexandria.
More photos will be added soon! Photos from AHDC/Kyle Reardon
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