Grand re-opening celebrates Betel Apartments 40th anniversary
On September 15, 2016, Mission Housing invited the Mission community to celebrate the renovation of Betel Apartments, on its 40th anniversary. Photos by Tony Bear!
The Mission community celebrates Betel Apartments — renovated, modernized and preserved for another generation of affordable family housing
Betel Apartments is an award winning community revitalization effort built by Mission Housing Development Corporation in 1976, our first new construction ever. You can read more about Betel Apartments HERE.
On September 15, 2016, Mission Housing staff invited Betel residents, dignitaries and other members of the Mission community to celebrate the completion of a year-long a renovation of the property, just in time to observe Betel’s 40th anniversary.
The re-dedication of Betel Apartments included food, refreshments, and entertainment. Also on hand were some of the people who and companies that worked on the remodel. On the upper deck of the development, Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss, and Board Chairman Pete Gallegos made comments, then the attendees went downstairs for the cutting of a ribbon strung across the entrance of an empty apartment. Guests were allowed to tour the unit to observe the meticulous renovations
“The renovation could have allowed us to convert the development to market-rate units,” said Moss. “Instead, we’ve preserved the affordable housing at Betel for at least another 55 years.”
Over the last year, the residents were relocated long enough for their unit to be remodeled, as the construction proceeded building-by-building. The modernization was designed by Hamilton + Aitken Architects, with construction by Nibbi Brothers General Contractors. The celebration was planned and staffed by MB Wedding Design and Events.