Waco: Salvation Army provides affordable housing for disabled, aging

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Salvation Army is helping disabled and aging Central Texans close to home by providing affordable housing.

The William Booth and Catherine Booth Apartments in Waco have 190 HUD apartments that are run by the Salvation Army.

A charity organizer said providing affordable housing helps ensure Central Texans won’t need the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen and donations.

It also prevents Central Texans from moving away from their families just to find affordable housing as rental rates around continue to increase according to Lynn Smith, a resident.

Smith said if she doesn’t know where she would live if it weren’t for the Salvation Army.

“Probably on the streets,” Smith said.

“Then all of our other bills that we have. It was just more than what we could pay so we opted to stay here.”

The complexes routinely host educational and health seminars so residents can stay mentally and physically sharp. Smith is also happy about the location of the complex.

“The stores are right down the street,” Smith said.

“If we want to go to Walmart we go to Walmart. It’s the convenience.”

The complexes also provide transportation for tenants who have a hard time getting around.

Both apartment complexes are short staffed and appreciate any volunteer help they can get.

The number is (254)757-2242