Affordable housing project celebrated in St. Helens
A celebration to recognize those involved with helping establish a 16-unit affordable housing apartment complex in St. Helens was hosted last week.
On Friday, July 19, a grand opening ceremony was held at the 18th Street Development, a recently completed affordable housing apartment complex — already fully occupied — as a way to honor those involved that made the project possible.
Many officials, including U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, at the Friday ceremony highlighted the complexity of building affordable housing and how it will take many entities working collaboratively to make such projects possible.
"Changing the course of this crisis is going to take all of us working together and that's what we are celebrating here today, everyone stepping up," Bonamici said. "So I'm so thrilled to be here and this shows what can be possible when we have great partners."