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New Low-Income Housing Coming to Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - More low-income housing, specifically for people with disabilities, is coming to the City of Kennewick.

Board members with Modern Living Services (MLS), the Shalom Ecumenical Center and Kennewick Perry Suites (KPS) broke ground Friday morning on a 15-unit independent living complex at the corner of Kennewick Avenue and Perry Street.

When completed, the three million dollar, grant-funded, project will consist of four buildings including a laundry room, common area and a community garden.

"Benton and Franklin counties were among the most under-served of all of our intellectually disabled population for the community and for the whole state. There were some real gaps in services...the biggest we found was housing and that's why we addressed this first," said Sherry Erickson, the treasurer for MLS and KPS.

Construction on the project starts Monday and is expected to be completed in six months.