Andy’s Place, a 50-unit residential facility developed as part of the Michigan Permanent Recovery Supportive Housing (PRSH) initiative in response to Michigan’s opioid crisis, officially broke ground this week in Jackson, Michigan. The $13 million project is funded through a public-private partnership that includes investments from Cinnaire, Huntington Bank, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).
Andy’s Place and its mission of addressing the opioid epidemic have received bi-partisan support. Despite a downpour, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Senator Mike Shirkey were among the community leaders and development team who spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony with an audience of more than 100 supporters.
“This is a first step to fight the opioid crisis. This is the first development of its kind, not only in Michigan, but in the country and it’s right here in Jackson,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire CEO and master of ceremonies at the groundbreaking. “Michigan is the second highest state for opioid addiction in the country. At Cinnaire, we are committed to changing that.”
Read Cinnaire’s full press release here.