Hotel property acquired for transitional housing | The Independent Green

COTTONWOOD – Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona has purchased the property on State Route 260 to turn the local hotel into 32 transitional housing units.

Managing Director Devonna McLaughlin said now that the property has been acquired they can move forward and rehabilitate the building before serving customers.

“We are currently working on the architectural/engineering design for the remodel,” McLaughlin said. “It will take a few months.”

Then they will submit building permits and “bid to identify our general contractor for the project,” she said. The building is next to McDonald’s at 1089 S. State Route 260, formerly the Verde Valley Inn.

“We expect to begin construction in the spring with a late summer/early fall lease,” she added.

McLaughlin said they are adding kitchens to each of the units, a sprinkler system, and ADA accessibility.

The organization plans to offer transitional housing for up to 24 months with case management services to “help them become self-sufficient and identify and secure permanent housing,” McLaughlin said.

She said they would have support programs for job applications, resume writing and finding additional help if needed. There will be a manager on site at all times and security cameras.

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