The renovation of a vacant 3-story building was done with the vision of providing affordable housing specifically for the elderly. The program included 16 studio apartments, 24 single room occupancy (SRO) units, and 8 emergency shelter beds for the abused and neglected. In addition to the living units, the program encompassed a community space for gatherings and enrichment programs, staff offices for on-site services and a roof deck with a view of the monuments across the river. All spaces were designed to accommodate the special needs of the elderly and to encourage interaction and activity of the residents. This project is one of seven affordable housing projects with over 300 housing units for single adults, families, elderly and transitional housing completed by Nelson Architects.