Carpenter’s Shelter to Cut Ribbon for New Location on N. Henry St.

Dec. 10 ceremony will also celebrate opening of new affordable apartments

A rendering of the new Carpenter’s Shelter. The building is still under construction. (Photo courtesy Carpenter’s Shelter)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Carpenter’s Shelter is dedicated to helping the homeless and formerly homeless in Alexandria. Last year, the nonprofit served more than 750 individuals and families, including adults and children.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, there will be a ribbon cutting for its new location at 9:30 N. Henry Street. This ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in conjunction with the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC), who will celebrate the opening of 97 affordable apartment units called The Bloom at Braddock.

The U.S. design firm Cooper Carry, which has a location in Alexandria, served as architect for the project. The 163,000-square-foot building allows Carpenter’s Shelter and The Bloom to be under one roof.

“It’s with pride that we open the doors on this purpose-built space to help Alexandria’s population that is homeless. But more importantly to be able to work with a great organization in AHDC to also increase the city’s affordable housing supply,” said Carpenter’s Shelter Executive Director Shannon Steene. “it’s great to be part of this dynamic collaboration and we are looking forward to working together.”

People can either watch the event virtually or attend in person. To watch, click HERE. To go to the ceremony, contact Steven Valley at stevevalley@carpentersshelter.org.

Masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed during the ceremony. Limited access to the interior of the building will be granted to registered press members only.

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