Tour: Affordable & Supportive Housing Reimagined
Friday, August 26, 2016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT
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Ending homelessness isn’t simply about providing shelter for those in need. It also involves providing a calming place for residents to call home – a space that is safe, healthy, and inspires delight. This vision propelled the design of the John & Jill Ker Conway Residence – the inspiring result of an unprecedented collaboration between public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit partners. This 14-story tower comprises permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless veterans and affordable housing for residents at or below 60% and 30% area median income. Too often, homeless and low-income populations are overlooked when it comes to good design. The John & Jill Ker Conway Residence notably breaks that pattern. The striking design concept engages the adjacent historic building and delivers stacked, staggered blocks, allowing units to take advantage of views to the south and the west toward the US Capitol and the National Mall, while also being thoughtfully programmed to include on-site support services for residents to thrive and feel comfortable as part of a community.