Rochester, N.Y. – Lucy Nopper has schizophrenia and has lived on the street. Now she has her own apartment and her mental illness is under control.
“I feel very safe here. It’s a clean environment,” she said.
Nopper is one of more than 100 people who live at DePaul Key Housing's West Main Street complex. The affordable apartments have on-site staff for people who need help with mental illnesses. Many of the residents have been homeless or in danger of homelessness. Christa Construction was the General Contractor on this $22 million project, ready for occupany in January, 2011.
DePaul is planning two other large projects in the city, one on Litchfield Street (photo right). An abandoned factory would be turned into 68 apartments with services on site for residents who request help. The cost is $25 million and the project is awaiting funding. Christa Construction will also be the General Contractor for this much-needed project.
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