Temenos Place to provide Homelessness Intervention development in Midtown
Newly constructed building will expand Homelessness Intervention; help those displaced
October 28, 2021 -- Community leaders joined The NHP Foundation and Temenos Community Development Corporation in breaking ground on their newest development, Temenos Place, a 95- unit permanent supportive housing development. The project will replace units being bought out by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and provide new apartment homes for people who may otherwise face homelessness. Temenos Place will quickly respond to the increased need for permanent supportive housing and wrap-around services, with a large portion of the construction cost financed from the City of Houston and Harris County.
“Temenos CDC has pioneered a new model that will provide housing first, with the complement of wide-ranging services to help those who are homeless adjust to a new environment,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “This development of 95 units goes a long way to helping chronically homeless individuals get off the streets and live safe with a roof over their heads.”
Temenos Place will be a new supportive housing development specifically aimed to prevent homelessness and intervene where people are already facing homelessness, by providing stable transitional housing and wrap-around social services. Temenos Place will replace units lost to TxDOT as well as expand the total amount of permanent supportive housing operated by Temenos CDC. All units will be studio apartments restricted to people with lower incomes, allowing services to be provided to the most vulnerable residents. On site, an integrated care team will include a nurse practitioner, licensed case manager, peer specialist, and psychiatric support. Along with these on-site staff members, Temenos CDC will provide customized services to all residents, such as health and wellness services, transportation assistance, food support and others.
The total cost of Temenos Place will be $34 million. The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) will provide approximately $12.5 million to the development through a combination of federal, disaster recovery, and local housing bond funding. Harris County will also contribute $11 million to the development through disaster recovery funds to replace housing lost to Hurricane Harvey and provide long-term solutions to housing inequities.
The City of Houston Housing and Community Development (HCD) makes long-term investments to improve the lives of Houston residents by creating opportunities for every Houstonian to have a home they can afford in a community where they can thrive. Our department will invest approximately $450 million in federal, state, and local funds this fiscal year to construct and maintain affordable homes, reduce barriers to homeownership, support the work of social service providers, build public amenities, and facilitate disaster recovery efforts. Learn more about programs and resources for Houstonians at www.houstontx.gov/housing.