Volunteers of America Opens South Pointe Place in Shreveport,

Providing Affordable Housing to 50 Local Senior Adults

Volunteers of America, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of affordable housing, will host a grand opening for South Pointe Place, an affordable housing community for low-income senior adults and families in Shreveport. The 50-unit, three-story apartment complex aims to fulfill an unmet demand for affordable housing for senior adults in the region.

            When:             Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 10 a.m.

            Where:            South Pointe Place, 1133 South Pointe Parkway, Shreveport, La.

            Who:               Mike King, national president and CEO, Volunteers of America, Inc., Chuck Meehan, president and CEO, Volunteers of America North Louisiana, Kay Bergeron, South Pointe Place Apartments resident

            Benefiting:      Low-income senior adults in Shreveport and the surrounding area

Built in a convenient location close to the Red River, South Pointe Place offers one-bedroom/one-bathroom units complete with granite countertops and upgraded appliances. Offering maintenance-free living in a smoke-free community, South Pointe Place has on-site laundry facilities, attractive community room with indoor and outdoor patio seating, wheelchair accessibility, and a computer/arts and crafts room, overseen by a professional, quality, friendly management team on site. All apartment homes are for qualifying persons 62 years of age and older with rent based on 30% of adjusted gross monthly income. Water and heat are included.

The building is also the new home of our adult day health program, The Ballington Center. The center is a day program which provides activities and medical supervision for adults with physical or mental limitations. Our goals are to improve quality of life, relieve loneliness and avoid institutional care.

“At Volunteers of America, we believe decent affordable homes create the foundation for a successful life” said Volunteers of America North Louisiana President & CEO Chuck Meehan. “We’re committed to building housing that not only supports our residents, but also fits the needs of the whole community.”

Volunteers of America is one of the largest nonprofit developers and providers of affordable housing in the United States. The organization owns and operates more than 370 affordable housing properties that provide more than 17,000 affordable units to approximately 25,000 people each year. Volunteers of America is also one of the largest nonprofit providers in the United States of affordable senior housing, skilled nursing care and assisted living for seniors. Locally, Volunteers of America North Louisiana serves our diverse communities’ most vulnerable members, including children and families, senior adults, Veterans and people with disabilities. We currently operate more than 50 programs and serve over 6,000 individuals annually.

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