“During his lifetime, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s wide-ranging philanthropic initiatives included several programs to alleviate the homelessness crisis in his hometown. Today, a year-and-a-half after his passing, the unique housing development and resource center for families at risk of homelessness that he funded opens its doors.
The Gardner House is a community center with 95 family-sized apartments, about half of which are designated as permanent supportive housing for families that need ongoing resources. The other half are rented as affordable housing to tenants experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Two units provide a third function as in-home daycare facilities designed custom for residents who wished to become childcare providers. Gardner House has already filled 94 of the 95 units.”