As a not-for-profit with a mission based on Christian values, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Methodist Retirement Communities(MRC), which owns and operates affordable housing in Bryan and La Porte, offers HUD-subsidized senior apartment communities. What is surprising, however, are the historical vacancies that currently exist within the affordable housing market.
Joy Keels, Vice President of Affordable Housing for MRC, says the fact the ongoing financial strain caused by the pandemic will only increase the need for quality, affordable housing.
“The rising need in our area is particularly concerning when you consider the vacancies that exist,” she said. “We want people to know that these options are available, especially now, when they’re needed more than ever.”
Keels says the differentiator for MRC has always been about care.
“Service is at the heart of who we are,” said Keels. “As we face these vacancies, that core of who we are continues to set us apart.”
She says the current vacancies are unique in many ways.
“Typically, there are waiting lists,” Keels said. “It’s really unprecedented in a time of such need for resources to go unused. Bottom line, we want people to remain aware of the options available to them.”
Visit MRC's website to learn more about how you can apply to live in an MRC Affordable Housing community.