An Apartment Building for the Homeless in Bethesda Receives Critical Upgrades Thanks to Tri Pointe Homes and their Trade Partners.
The Maryland based based team at Tri Pointe Homes pays it forward. In early 2021 they undertook a major renovation project at a special housing facility in downtown Bethesda. The building's residents are some of the most vulnerable - each with stories of chronic homelessness.
A decade ago, Cordell Place once was a four-story office building.
Today is has 32 individual furnished apartment units, each with a half-bath. On each floor, and shared by 8 residents, there are shower rooms and a common full size kitchen. Secure access, a concierge, on-site case management staff and other services complete the well-managed property run Coalition Homes, Inc, a program of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. But after 10 years of operation, improvements are needed in the building's four heavily-used kitchens.
Taking on the project, Tri Pointe reached out to their suppliers and subcontractors and lined up all the needed trades, materials and other assistance - with nearly all of it donated outright. The team worked amid COVID-19 restrictions and ensured the safety and well-being of not only the vulnerable persons who live and receive care at Cordell, but also the project workers, Cordell staff and other volunteers. To limit interruptions to residents, the team not only worked to keep at least two kitchens open at all times, but they also restricted the number of workers on site each day. The result is amazing and the residents and staff are thrilled with the new space.