Last month, we were thrilled to celebrate the official opening of West Mill Place, a 30-unit family-friendly affordable housing development located at 920 North 51st Street in the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. West Mill Place is a 38,400 square-foot, three-story building that includes a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units and provides individuals and families alike with spacious apartments that can now be called ‘home.’
With a sleek new design, the build features a classroom, a kitchen, outdoor green space and a fun outdoor playground for children to enjoy. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly, with the development certified by the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria.
“Stable housing is empowering,” notes Dr. Dale Klatzker, President and CEO of Gaudenzia. “This will be a place where people hopefully won’t have to choose between paying the rent and paying for food. This will be a place where children can focus on their education and play. This will be a place where individuals and families can feel safe and supported.”
We would like to thank our funders for their generous support including the National Equity Fund LIHTC Equity, TD Bank, Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development HTF/HOME, FHLB Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, FHLB Atlanta, FHLB New York, and Philadelphia Housing Authority ACC Capital.
“This newest affordable housing development in Philadelphia sends a message to other communities like West Philadelphia who are struggling,” said Senator Vincent J. Hughes of the 7th District in Pennsylvania who attended our grand opening celebration. “It shows them the importance of teamwork. If we all come together in partnership, we can create more of these developments and expand accessibility to affordable housing across the city of Philadelphia, state, and country.”
Check out our recap video below to see and learn more about this beautiful new affordable housing option in Philly.