The Montrose Center Opens $26.5M LGBTQ-Friendly Affordable Independent Living Community in Houston

by Jeff Shaw

HOUSTON — The Montrose Center has opened the doors on the Law Harrington Senior Living Center, an independent living community in Houston’s historic Third Ward.

The community features 112 units available to residents 62 or older meeting mximum income requirements. The programming is specifically designed to appeal to LGBTQ seniors, making it the largest community of its kind in the United States and the first in Texas, according to Montrose Center.

Development costs are estimated at $26.5 million. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in June.

Legacy Community Health will provide residents and the nearby community with primary medical care on-site, including services for seniors living with HIV. More extensive care such as walk-in testing is fulfilled with a referral to Legacy’s nearby Montrose location.

“Gentrification and a lack of affordable housing has disenfranchised seniors from both Montrose and Third Ward for many years,” says Ann Robison, executive director of the Montrose Center. “The new center will bring seniors that have been forced out of these communities closer to friends and family with critical support services.”

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