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Kennewick Housing Authority Breaks Ground on New Affordable Housing Complex

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KENNEWICK, WA - The Kennewick Housing Authority broke ground Thursday on a new 32-unit affordable housing complex. 

The Nueva Vista Apartment Complex site is located next to Winco, near the intersection of Clearwater Avenue and Union Street. 

It will house low income families and people with disabilities. 

This project has been more than seven years in the making, thanks to the hard work of a large group of volunteers. 

"It's been intense, I want to say since we got the award of tax credits on April 24th. We're going to have a courtyard between the two buildings I think that will forge a sense of community. We are looking to put together a playground though we are looking for donations for playground equipment to help us get that piece built," says Lona Hammer, overseeing the project. 

The project should be finished in November with the first tenants moving in sometime in December or January.