Crossroads RI planning apartment units for homeless residents with medical concerns

Crossroads Rhode Island shared this rendering of their proposed permanent supportive apartment complex.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Crossroads Rhode Island submitted plans yesterday for a first-of-its-kind apartment complex.

Officials with Crossroads said the 371 Pine St. development will create 35 new apartments for medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness.

The project is the latest example of Crossroads’ “Housing First Model” which recognizes there is no way to address the current homelessness crisis without creating more homes.

“The development on Pine Street will have a life-changing impact for nearly three dozen medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness and will provide a model for future developments for this population statewide,” said Karen Santilli, CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island.

In addition to the 35 apartments, developers said the facility is set to include amenities like laundry, common areas, a healing garden and parking.

They said residents will also be provided with 24/7 case management and other wraparound supports and services as-needed.

Crossroads plans to begin site work at Pine Street later this year and anticipates completion in 2025.

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