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Groundbreaking in Jackson for new development

Posted: 2:15 PM, Apr 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-30 08:16:47-04
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JACKSON, Mich. — Ground breaking takes place Monday in Jackson for a unique housing development.

Andy's Place is a new 50-unit residential facility for long-term, safe housing for those suffering from opioid addiction.

It's said to be the first housing project as a result of the opioid crisis in Michigan.

It will offer affordable housing and onsite support for residents with addictions, as well as activities a greenhouse, and employment training.

Job training will be provided by the Community Action Agency of Jackson.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Senator Mike Shirkey are among the community leaders that will attend the groundbreaking.

The program is a collaboration between the Michigan Governor's office, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the Michigan Treatment Courts and Cinnaire.

The ceremony takes place on Monday, at 2:00 p.m. at the development site at 2388 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Blackman Charter Township.

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