CENTRAL GLENDALE — Construction on the city’s largest low-income housing project is running months behind schedule, and fundraising for a new planned development has been a struggle, but that didn’t discourage volunteers from chipping away at the effort Saturday.
The 11-unit development under construction at 711 N. Kenwood St. is the city’s sixth project spearheaded by the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity nonprofit affiliate and was expected to be completed in January. Progress has been delayed, however, because of project changes to accommodate residents with disabilities, said Amy Borton, the affiliate’s ecumenical outreach coordinator and one of the volunteers Saturday.
Habitat for Humanity now expects to finish the project in March, Borton said.
“Unfortunately, it has been slowed down a little bit,” she said.
But the delays, which were necessary to incorporate wheelchair access for some units, have allowed the organization to avoid scrimping on workmanship while trying to meet its prior January target, she said.