Casa Messina, named after Sister Carol Anne Messina from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, has opened its door as a brand new development for low-income housing in Edcouch, TX. The National Farm Workers Service Center (NFWSC) commissioned this project through the funding help from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs as well as the Hidalgo County Urban County program.
Casa Messina includes 76 units of multi-bedroom apartments along with a community center, two playgrounds, pool, and laundry facilities. LUPE is proud to join the Casa Messina project as a Community Services Partner to support the efforts for affordable housing.
The grand opening ceremony was held on 10/13 and included remarks from State Senator Eddie Lucio, Paul F. Chavez, President of NFWSC, Ann Cass, Executive Director of Proyecto Azteca and others.
Juanita Valdez-Cox, Executive Director of LUPE, gave remarks to recognize Sister Carol Anne Messina and her tireless efforts in low-income communities. You can check out some pictures from the event here.