MY SISTER'S KEEPER
In response to the need for affordable housing for women infected with HIV and/or AIDS and their families, the Harambee CDC has proposed the new construction of the My Sister’s Keeper Apartments, a 24-unit affordable, rental housing community that will target HIV/AIDS infected, mothers and their families. The proposed My Sister’s Keeper House will introduce a never-before seen housing design and programs that will allow these deserving families to respond to both their short- and long-term needs while empowering themselves to transition into more permanent housing conditions.
As proposed, the My Sister’s Keeper Apartments will have the following features:
Projected Project Cost will be $4.7 million with more than ½ of the funds coming from public sources and private foundations.
50% of units will carry Section 8 or County-based rental voucher assistance for low-income families having incomes at or below 50% AMI.
To date Harambee Community Development Corporation has begun to work with an architect and engineers to develop this project. We have also hosted focus groups with women who are living with HIV/AIDS to solicit their input regarding the design and components of the facility. We have met with Prince George’s County and State elected officials to garner their support for the project.