MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS/AP) — A long-vacant suburban Chicago retirement home is being renovated for use as a senior housing complex.
Deputy Gov. Sol Flores and other elected officials broke ground last week on the project in Maywood, about 10 miles west of Chicago.READ MORE: 3 People Shot In North Austin
It’s part of an effort to create more affordable housing for vulnerable residents statewide.
The building was known as the Baptist Retirement Home but has been vacant since 2005.READ MORE: Lollapalooza Now Requiring Masks In Tents And Indoors For All Attendees
It will be converted into 100 living units for seniors. The project is known as Maywood Supportive Living.
It received $29.7 million in financing from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, along with other assistance.
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