Beyonce and Family Announces Supportive Housing For Katrina Victims

R&B singer Beyoncé, her parents Mathew and Tina Knowles, and former bandmate Kelly Rowland have announced the “Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments,” a 43-unit, single room occupancy supportive housing facility for at-risk populations in the Houston area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, efforts began to construct Phase I of the $4 million housing development. Last month Temenos CDC received the final funding needed for construction. The project is the result of a collaboration with House of Deréon founders Tina Knowles and Beyonce Knowles, Survivor Foundation, Inc., the City of Houston, and St. John’s Downtown (Church Home of the Knowles Family). The supportive housing facility for at-risk populations is designed to provide permanent living accommodations for women and men who are taking significant steps in improving their lives after the traumatic effects of personal and natural disasters. Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Solange, Mathew and Tina Knowles have pledged 1 million dollars to the “Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments” project. Wal-Mart, American Express, Giorgo Armani and Loreal have also made commitments to support this project. Located on the same block as the “Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments” is a 1.2 million Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth which is a multipurpose recreational complex for youth and a youth HIV education and risk reduction program called “Breaking The Silence.”

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