Livingston Place at Southern
N E W S R E L E A S E
BETTER LIVING FOR DC SENIORS
Affordable Assisted Living Coming to Southern Ave, SE
F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (Washington, DC) — H Street Community Development Corporation (HSCDC) announces the groundbreaking for Livingston Place at Southern, a 152-unit senior housing community to be constructed at 306 Southern Avenue SE, Washington, DC on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12PM. Livingston Place at Southern will be designed with the express purpose of providing high quality, housing, health, personal assistance and other services to low – and moderate-income elderly District residents with the goals of increasing community tenure and improving their quality of life.
“We know that Wards 7 and 8 have a higher percentage of low – and moderate-income seniors who need housing
and other assistance and who have a right to a decent quality of life and independence” said Ken Brewer, CEO of
HSCDC. “We are proud to be involved with this outstanding team of public and private sector partners who
understand the housing needs of our seniors and believe that they should be able to age safely, comfortably, and
affordably in their homes and communities.”
Nearly half of the elderly population in the United States is “economically vulnerable” defined as having an income that is less than two times the supplemental poverty threshold. The Median household income for age 75 and older in the District is $28,173.
Each of the 152 single-occupancy, one-bedroom and studio apartment will have its own bathroom and kitchenette. A separate dining room will serve three nutritious meals. In addition, Livingston Place will provide laundry and housekeeping services, recreational and social activities as well as transportation to community activities and appointments. There will be also be common spaces for social interaction and organized activities.
HSCDC is proud to be part of the project team with Gilbane Development Co. and Dantes Partners
and will seek to leverage this project as a catalyst for future development in the Washington Highlands
neighborhood and other underserved communities in the District
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H Street Community Development Corporation (HSCDC) is a private, nonprofit organization, established in 1984 by residents, business owners, financial institutions, and government, to restore the riot-torn H Street corridor and residential neighborhood by developing vacant land and attracting new business. HSCDC is an experienced community development corporation committed to neighborhood revitalization efforts that include the creation and retention of affordable housing and developing commercial retail opportunities.