Lakeview, Illinios will soon be home to the area’s first LGBTQ senior affordable housing community. The 26 million dollar development will provide 79 studio and one bedroom apartments as well as a community space.
Alderman Tom Tunney has been working on the issue for 10 years as one of Chicago’s first openly gay alderman.
“The selection process is going to be interesting because the demand is gonna be amazing,” Tunney said. “And getting it open and learning in general how to integrate the community center with the housing component, I think there’s gonna be a few challenges there.”
Construction is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2014.