St. Louis is getting a $7 million, 50-apartment “campus” for people living with HIV, thanks to the work of Doorways, an interfaith nonprofit, reports St. Louis Today. Doorways is Missouri’s largest housing agency dedicated to serving individuals and families affected by HIV.
The complex will include nearly 5 acres of land, most of which has already been acquired. Construction is expected to start this fall and to be completed by the end of 2021. Trivers architects is working on the Doorways project.
“This campus will give us a new headquarters in addition to 50 new housing units in the first phase,” Doorways president and CEO Opal Jones told the newspaper.
Doorways has been providing housing services since 1988 and has over 3,000 clients—more than double the number it served six years ago. Currently, it owns and operates several apartment buildings across St. Louis, with a total of 103 units.
According to the newspaper, Doorways has already raised $14 million of the $17 million goal for the campus.
The announcement of the new apartments arrives as the organization’s RED Gala fundraiser approaches. To be held February 1, this year’s event is titled Moulin RED 2020 and features a Parisian nightclub theme. (Picture the Eiffel Tower meeting St. Louis’s Gateway Arch!)