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Construction Begins On Affordable Housing Complex For Families With Special Needs

The San Diego Housing Commission and their partners broke ground Friday in southeastern San Diego on the city's first affordable housing complex for low-income families with special needs.

The complex, called Independence Point, will have three fully accessible flats and three- and four-bedroom townhouses. Twenty-five units will be designated for families with at least one member who is developmentally disabled. Families who earn between $23,000 and $25,000 a year will be eligible for residency.

California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins spoke at the groundbreaking and has been a long-time advocate for affordable housing in San Diego.

"It's hard to find the developments that have enough units for family members, and I know how important that is especially when you've got a family member who needs more accommodations," Atkins said.

Construction of the complex is expected to cost $13.5 million and is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

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