24 units, built in 1998
Serves: families, elderly, and disabled residents in Sumter County
AHFA funding sources: $565,000 in HOME funds (1998) | $122,982 in Housing Credits (1999)
"I think Alex Place is special because this is not just a complex; I consider it to be an extension of my family," said Rosa H. Washington, property manager. "My motto is we are our brother's keeper and for the most part we try to look out for each other, especially our children. I have found that if you just give a child a few encouraging words, that can make a world of difference in the way they see themselves."
To maintain the bond between management and the residents and encourage a community atmosphere, Washington arranges a number of special events throughout the year, such as celebrations of major holidays, movie nights and luncheons.
Washington said Alex Place's biggest event is their Safety/Fun Day when the Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, and Police Department come out to celebrate with the residents. The children enjoy getting to play on the fire truck and ambulance and playing with the lights and sirens on the police/sheriff cars.