September 30, 2021, St. Louis, Missouri – Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) has received approval on a $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the new construction of low income senior housing.
LSS is a co-sponsor with the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation on this project, which will be called Crossroads Senior Living at Bevo Mills. The land that the new building will be built on was made available through a donation from Midwest BankCentre. Once built, LSS will manage the property.
“Working with the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation to provide more low income housing for older adults is a true expression of the LSS mission,” said Gary Anderson, LSS President and CEO. “It’s an honor to be a part of this joint venture that will bring opportunities for more older adults to live their lives to the fullest.”
Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation and LSS have also requested funding from tax credits to add 50 more units to the Crossroads Senior Living at Bevo Mills project. If this is approved, there will be a total of 80 units in the new property. Early estimates are that Crossroads Senior Living at Bevo Mill will open to residents in approximately two and one-half to three years.
“As older adults who are local residents gain the option of an apartment with support services provided by LSS, the homes they will be selling will attract younger singles and families due to the area’s tremendous housing stock for first-time buyers,” said Sean Spencer, Executive Director of Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation. “We’re proud to partner with LSS on this important investment in the Bevo Mill neighborhood and look forward to seeing more investment follow.”
In addition to serving older adults with up to 80 income-based apartments, Crossroads Senior Living could employ up to four full time staff members.
HUD awarded funding to 30 projects from across the country in this round of grant proposals. Crossroads Senior Living is the only project in Missouri that was awarded funding.
Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is a mission-driven, not-for-profit network that specializes in housing, care, and supportive services for older adults 62+. With 19 locations in Missouri and Illinois, LSS serves more than 13,000 seniors a year through options that include Senior Living Communities offering all levels of living, Affordable Housing for those with limited incomes, and Home & Community Based Services. LSS builds upon more than 160 years of excellence in living out its Christian mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.
Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation has worked in St. Louis City neighborhoods for 40 years promoting and improving quality of life by attracting public and private investment and providing real estate and other community services.