HACA and Carleton Companies Celebrate New Affordable Housing Being Built in East Austin

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Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Mayor Steve Adler join City Leaders as Pathways at Chalmers Courts South welcomes new residents and new Chalmers Courts East will offer much-needed housing upgrades

HACA and Carleton Companies Celebrate New Affordable Housing Being Built in East Austin

“With phase one completed in our three-phase process to update Chalmers Courts, we are excited to break ground on phase two at Chalmers Courts East. We have tremendous momentum as we build a better future for our residents,” said Michael Gerber, HACA president and CEO

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Carleton Companies are pleased to announce dual celebrations for Pathways at Chalmers Courts at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7th at 1640 E. 2nd St., Austin, Texas 78702. The celebrations include a groundbreaking for Pathways at Chalmers Courts East and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly opened Pathways at Chalmers Courts South. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Councilman Sabino “Pio” Renteria are among the dignitaries confirmed to speak at the event. The new construction replaces former 1980s-era HACA administration buildings. The state-of-the-art development features significant upgrades compared to current housing, such as central air conditioning, solar energy, brand new plumbing and electrical system, gigabit speed Google Fiber service, a fitness center, and a laundry facility.

“We’ve received rave reviews from residents who recently moved into the brand-new Pathways at Chalmers Courts South,” said Michael Gerber, HACA president and CEO. “With phase one completed in our three-phase process to update Chalmers Courts, we are excited to break ground on phase two at Chalmers Courts East. We have tremendous momentum and are confident of what’s ahead as we build a better future for our residents.”

The new Pathways at Chalmers housing community will include larger two-, three-, and four-bedroom units to accommodate families and people with special needs. The remaining phases are:

  • Phase 2 is the 2019-2020 redevelopment of the east half of Chalmers, 1801 E 4th St., called Pathways at Chalmers East
  • Phase 3 will begin in 2020-2021 with the redevelopment of the west half of Chalmers, called Pathways at Chalmers West
  • To complete Chalmers West, HACA is asking for support with 9% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) in 2020

Once completed, the Pathways at Chalmers housing community will add nearly 400 affordable units to the Austin rental market. Residents will also have access to onsite workforce development, educational, and health and wellness services provided by various community partners.

“The community has praised our phased approach to the construction project,” said Printice Gary, partner, principal and CEO of Carleton Companies. “Since the new Chalmers Courts are across the street from residents’ current homes, it’s very easy for families to move into their upgraded units. For example, children stay in their schools and residents maintain their close connections to the neighborhood.”

The Austin community and current Chalmers Courts residents are invited to the dual Chalmers Courts celebrations.

WHAT:    The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and Carleton Companies celebrate the start of construction of the new Pathways at Chalmers Courts East and the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly opened Pathways at Chalmers Courts South. The new development will revitalize the community with new, modernized affordable housing.     

WHEN:     10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

WHERE:    Pathways at Chalmers Courts – in the courtyard 1640 E. 2nd Street Austin, Texas 78702

WHO:        
Dignitaries confirmed to speak at the event include:
Congressman Lloyd Doggett
HUD Field Office Director, Zulieka Morales-Romero        
Austin Mayor Steve Adler
Austin City Councilmember Sabino "Pio" Renteria
NAHRO President Carl Richie
HACA President & CEO Michael Gerber
Resident HACA Commissioner/Chalmers Resident Council President Mary Apostolou
Carleton Companies Partner/Principal & CEO Printice Gary

About Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Established in 1937, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is a public unit of government separate from the City of Austin. HACA’s mission is to cultivate sustainable affordable housing communities and partnerships that inspire self-reliance, growth and optimism. As a High-Performing housing authority that assists over 20,000 Austinites, HACA owns and operates 1,839 units of subsidized housing in 18 developments throughout Austin. For more information, visit http://www.hacanet.org, or find us on Twitter @hacanet.

About Carleton Companies
Carleton Companies owns, develops, and builds high-quality multifamily assets across the South and Southwest United States. For almost 25 years, Dallas-based Carleton has developed more than 20,000 multifamily units. Leveraging a fully-integrated approach to all aspects of residential properties, Carleton Companies has successfully executed a conservative strategy across varying market cycles. Learn more at CarletonCompanies.com.

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