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Hunter Plaza reopened in downtown Fort Worth after a bed bug infestation shut the building down in 2010.
The Fort Worth Housing Authority says the new facility is an example of its new mission.
At the ribbon cutting Wednesday, the organization announced its new brand and name, Fort Worth Housing Solutions.
Hunter Plaza will consist of 164 units. 55 apartments will be public housing and workforce housing. The remaining apartments will rent at market value.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Murder Following Early Morning Shooting In Dallas
CBS 11 was giving a tour of a two-bedroom unit on the 10th floor, with views of downtown, that will rent for about $1,500 a month.
Fort Worth Housing Solution’s President, Naomi Byrne, said the mix of residents creates a more sustainable financial model, and brings diversity to the community.
“When you have the exposure to people from all over,” Byrne said. “From different cultures, different income backgrounds, different educational backgrounds… you’re forced to learn about other things that are going on. You’re forced to expand your horizons.”
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