Vera French Foundation to host Ribbon Cutting & Open House on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bettendorf, IA - A milestone event will be held this Thursday for a local housing corporation dedicated to giving back to person with mental illness in the Quad Cities community. Vera French Housing Corporation will hold an open house to commemorate the completion of construction on the new Vera
French Court facility. Located at 3465 Holiday Court in Bettendorf, IA the open house will take place on Thursday, October 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting at 2:00 p.m. Press are invited to attend.

If any press would prefer take a tour or photographs prior to the open house date, please contact Dean Drexel, Director of Vera French Housing Corporation at 563.445.7977 or vfhousing@netexpress.net.

Vera French Court, is a new 9,460 square foot ranch style building with 13 one bedroom apartments, a community room with computer learning center, cafeteria, public restrooms, office space, tenant storage area and laundry facilities. The housing development will provide additional supported housing
options for persons with persistent mental illness. Tours of the facility will be available to attendees. Established in 1949, originally as the Scott County Mental Health Center, Vera French Housing Corporation was created to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for those with persistent mental illness that is linked with ongoing services provided by the Vera French Mental Health Center Programs and other community service providers. For more information on the Vera French Housing Corporation, please visit their website at www.verafrenchmhc.org.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, served as the General Contractor on this project. In the past Russell has constructed two 10-unit Low Income Housing Tex Credit (LIHTC) projects, named Vera French Manor and Vera French Terrace. Robin Andrews, located in Huntley, IL served as the Architect.

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