RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The region broke ground today on new apartments to help get some of the city's homeless off the streets.
There are 21 units in South Richmond on Hull Street under construction. It's a $3.5 million project that is paid for with state and federal grants.
Virginia Supportive Housing, Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield are working together to build the studio apartments.
Residents will get a bed, dresser table chair kitchenette and full bathroom.
"On a day that is as cold as this day, it is it really kind of exacerbates the need for us to eradicate homelessness," said Richmond mayor Dwight Jones.
When constructions wraps up there will be 60 units in all. Tenants will sign leases and pay 30 percent of their income in rent. The minimum payment will be $50 a month.
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