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Cadet Point Senior Village A Good Model For Affordable Senior Housing

Hurricane Katrina virtually destroyed the point in Biloxi. Probably hardest hit were the elderly who lost their homes due to the flood waters. Several other housing units for the elderly in Biloxi were destroyed or have announced they will soon close.

Now, like the phoenix rising out of the ashes, there is hope for some of the elderly in Biloxi. The project is called Cadet Point Senior Village. It's part of the Biloxi Housing Authority's Hope Six project. It will provide elderly and near elderly residents a place to call home, as you have to be 55 years or older to live in this modern 76 unit complex.

The complex was built with public and private funds and is a place where seniors can live independently in a safe and secure setting. The project is something we believe should be replicated in other cities along the coast. While this is public housing, it is something we all would be happy for our grandfather or grandmother to call home.

As the coast rebuilds, we must make sure we have adequate places for our elderly to live. We hope this senior village is the first of many facilities that offer some of our seniors a decent place to call home.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager

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