Its not just any apartment complex. The 46 units planned for Talia apartments are meant to be a safe, secure new start for domestic violence survivors, who often face many obstacles to securing permanent housing. Lisa Farmer, executive director of Harmony House, says, They may not have been allowed to work so they dont have stable employment history. Its not at all uncommon for abusers to run up debt in the survivors names, so theyve got bad credit.
The project between Harmony House and housing developer, The Vecino Group, will have apartments with very affordable rent. It will include state of the art security to protect residents from their past abusers and Harmony House case managers on site for support.
Stacy Jurado-Miller, supportive housing developer at The Vecino Group, says, We also think that this site provides good access to employment, parks, resources, and if you look around, just has a general sense of stability and peace, and we appreciated that.