McCarty on Monroe, a new 69-unit apartment complex, recently celebrated its grand opening with area seniors and local government officials. The four-story building has a large community room with kitchen facilities for resident activities, a computer room, gated parking garage and a landscaped inner courtyard with walking and seating areas for senior residents. Six of the units are accessible for people with disabilities and 34 of the units are available for public housing. The city of Phoenix Housing Department purchased the McCarty apartments in 1977 and continued to provide senior housing. The original building was demolished in 2008 and ground broken for more units and more modern, quality housing for seniors on a fixed income. The property is the first city-developed low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) project funded through the Arizona Department of Housing and the funds enabled the city to build an additional 35 units.
“We are committed to providing quality housing for our seniors, people who have made numerous contributions to society and now may be living on a fixed income,” said Mayor Phil Gordon. “I congratulate the McCarty residents. They have chosen a safe and comfortable location to enjoy their leisure years.”