National Church Residences at Bell Crest Apartments Celebrates Grand Reopening

March 26, 2024

National Church ResidencesHOUSTON, TX — Bell Crest Apartments has announced the completion of a comprehensive renovation project aimed at enhancing the living experience for its valued older adult and disabled residents.

Under the guidance of Alliance Architects, the design of the project was executed to create a modern and inviting atmosphere. Whitestone Construction was selected as the general contractor.

National Church Residences acquired Bell Crest Apartments from The Salvation Army in 2021, along with seven other Texas communities in its portfolio. For National Church Residences, this acquisition reflects its commitment to providing affordable housing options and improving the lives of individuals and families in need.

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Thanks to the support of the state, National Church Residences was awarded a 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit, enabling them to undertake a wide range of repairs and upgrades. The following improvements have been made to Bell Crest Apartments:

  • Replacement of windows and roof to enhance energy efficiency and overall comfort.
  • Redesign and modernization of the common spaces, creating a welcoming environment for residents to socialize and relax.
  • Full renovation of all accessible units, ensuring they meet the highest standards of accessibility and comfort.
  • Installation of new entry doors and windows for both the building and individual units, enhancing security and aesthetics.
  • Upgraded cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and flooring in kitchens, providing residents with a contemporary and functional space.
  • Replacement of sinks, vanities, toilets, accessories, fixtures, and flooring in bathrooms, ensuring a clean and comfortable environment.
  • Installation of energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the property, reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainability.
  • Creation of an office space for a dedicated service coordinator, who will provide valuable support to residents and access to local resources.
  • Improved security features and outside lighting, enhancing the overall safety and peace of mind for residents.
  • Implementation of a new wireless e-call system, enabling residents to easily request assistance when needed.
  • Modernization and refurbishment of elevators, ensuring reliable and efficient transportation for all residents.
  • Replacement of the cooling tower and associated pumps, optimizing the HVAC system for improved comfort.

This significant investment in the property reflects National Church Residences’ dedication to providing safe, affordable, and modern housing options for older and disabled adults in need.

Originating from a Christian commitment of service, National Church Residences provides an array of health care services and a variety of housing options to 46,000 seniors at more than 360 communities across the United States. The nonprofit organization is driven by a vision to scale for mission impact by advancing better living for 100,000 seniors by 2030, wherever they call home. The organization also offers a variety of additional senior living options, home- and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled.

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