Charlotte Commons open house a success

by James Anderson

Charlotte Commons hosted an open house Thursday night at their location next to Van Cleve Park on 13th Avenue.

The supportive housing rental building currently hosts 35 families, and a second building with 50 units is currently under construction. Charlotte Commons is a partnership between Project for Pride and Living (PPL) and Cabrini Partnership.

Source: Van Cleve Development.

PPL is a nonprofit agency that helps low-income individuals and families in the Twin Cities and Cabrini Partnership assists people who have completed alcohol or chemical dependency treatment.

People from the Cabrini Partnership will occupy a combined 20 of the units in the two buildings.

Alicia Ramey occupies one of the Cabrini units with her 17-year-old son in Charlotte Commons and is thankful for a place to live.

"It’s such a blessing," Ramey said. "This time last year I was standing at the Salvation Army shelter."

Ramey moved in to her unit in September, allowing her to have a warm winter.

There will be a full story about the Van Cleve development in Thursday’s paper.