The Texas General Land Office Celebrates the Opening of Two Affordable Residences, Beaumont Village and Cedar Ridge


Two other Jefferson County affordable housing complexes have officially been completed, and renovations have begun on a third.

On Thursday, the Texas General Land Office disaster recovery team cut the ribbons for resorts built with relief funds from Tropical Storm Harvey.

Beaumont Village, a low-to-moderate income seniors housing community in Beaumont, was recently built and Cedar Ridge Apartments, a low-to-moderate income complex in Port Arthur, was renovated after both were damaged by Harvey .

The complexes were built as part of the Bureau’s $588 million project to build and rehabilitate rental housing damaged and destroyed by Harvey. Beaumont Village received $10.8 million and Cedar Ridge Apartments received nearly $6.5 million.

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Beaumont Village, which opened in March, has 72 units, 78% of which are for low-to-moderate income residents.

“It doesn’t have the feel of an affordable housing community, especially for our seniors in this community, we know how much it’s needed, how much it’s appreciated,” said specialist Catherine McKee. Public Affairs of the General Land Office. “It’s still part of our commitment to build back stronger, better housing after Harvey.”

Unlike Beaumont Village, Cedar Ridge Apartments is not a new complex but has been rebuilt due to flood damage from Harvey.

Dana Naville has lived at Cedar Ridge Apartments for over 20 years – through Harvey and Hurricane Rita.

“We lost everything and started over and I love everything about my apartment,” Naville said.

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On Thursday, the General Land Office also took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of Stonegate Manor Apartments in Port Arthur.

Stonegate Manor Apartments are undergoing 18 months of renovations for damage caused by Tropical Depression Imelda.

The complex received $5 million in funding from the General Land Office.

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