The Kitchen, a non-profit organization in Springfield, Missouri, has opened another affordable housing complex, bringing its total units up to 222. The new complex, called McClernon Villas, has 36 two-bedroom units and caters to retirees, people with disabilities, and homeless veterans.
One such veteran is Robert Jackson, a former marine who has been homeless since 1990. In an interview with KY3, he talked about how so many homeless people are victims of circumstance, suffering illnesses that take them out of commission or getting laid off from their job.
This is the fourth complex The Kitchen has opened in the last five years. The $5 million project, which provides furnished apartments for $380 monthly rent, was partially funded by tax credits from the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
The Kitchen’s developments aren’t just cheap, though—the director of housing programs at The Kitchen Inc., Randy McCoy, said that the program looks at “safe, decent, affordable housing […] as our biggest prevention effort.” The people who live in The Kitchen’s units love how quiet and peaceful the complexes are.
The staff here at Don Wessel Honda are proud to serve a community that works so hard to provide affordable housing in Springfield for the less fortunate and, of course, our veterans.