Thomas Wilbur Homestead Ribbon Cutting
On November 8th, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. Representative Jim Langevin joined House of Hope CDC, Rhode Island Housing and their community partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Thomas Wilbur Homestead.
Originally a Baptist meeting house established in 1744, the Thomas Wilbur Homestead, which was designed to preserve the historic character of the property, now offers five families permanent homes and supportive services such as case management, benefits assistance and life skills classes. Located at 3188 Post Rd. in Warwick, the property also includes the House of Hope CDC’s administrative offices and headquarters.
A carriage house that was already on the property was rehabilitated and converted into two single-bedroom apartments. In addition, a new building was constructed on the site which consists of three two-bedroom apartments. Each of these apartments incorporates universal design, and focuses on comfort, function and accommodating disabilities. The lower level apartments have been retrofitted to include all necessary ADA adaptations.
The Wilbur Homestead was made possible through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 8-11 Program.