SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The new Springfield Affordable Housing Center is a dream come true for those who work to provide housing for homeless and low-income people. It's on Central Street on the north side of the city government plaza and it opens its doors on June 5.
The remodeling and renovation of the building is exciting but what's even more exciting for those at the Springfield Affordable Housing Center is dreaming about the lives they will change.
"We are over the moon about it. We are so excited to be able to bring this community vision to fruition," said Michelle Garand, deputy director of Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention for the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
Community Partnership is facilitating the center in a building leased from the city.
"We've always been and had that mission to provide good decent affordable housing, and we felt this was a very good opportunity to partner with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks," said Brendan Griesemer, Planning and Development manager for the City of Springfield.
"The City of Springfield has been amazingly supportive with this, by offering the building and really helping us with the rehab and really establishing this," said Garand.
The location is on a bus route and in the center of Springfield. Garand hopes it will mean easy access for those without a home or those struggling to afford one.