County Plans 33-Unit North Laurel Apartment Complex for Homeless
The Howard Country Housing Commission purchased the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park earlier this year.
The Howard County Housing Commission plans to build a 33-unit apartment complex in North Laurel in an effort to accomodate the chronically homeless, ExploreHoward.com reports.
The commission purchased the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park for $1.6 million in September, executive director Tom Carbo told the publication.
Located just north of Whiskey Bottom Road off of Route 1, the complex would host 33 single-occupant efficiency apartments for homeless individuals.
The site is currently home to 38 mobile homes. Residents have been told the park will close Nov. 15, 2013 and that the county will provide relocation assistance.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said the planned facility will do a lot to help some of the estimated 230 homeless persons in the county.
“We do a great job here,” he told the site, ”but I believe we can always do better.”