HRDC awarded $500,000 contract to develop Housing First Village

Mortgage association Fannie Mae announced Wednesday that the Human Resource Development Council was one of five contract winners in its national challenge for projects that intersect housing with health.

The $500,000 award will go toward shaping HRDC’s plans for a village of houses with roughly 200 square feet of living space. The nonprofit hopes to serve people who have lived without a home for years, often due to mental health issues.