Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé are giving back to their home state of Texas through a new housing initiative with Harris County.
The Houston, Texas, natives are working with Harris County officials to create 31 permanent housing units according to Chron.
“Harris County and the city of Houston, jointly with the coalition for the homeless, have reduced homeless in the middle of the pandemic by 20 percent, and we’ve been able to hold that reduction,” Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a press conference on June 27.
“We just did the homeless count again, so it’s initiatives like this one I certainly will be supportive of it no matter whose behind it, but it’s especially interesting, I think, because there are these names of Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, who, of course, have been supportive of the community for a very long time.”
Hidalgo added that a larger launch announcement about the hosing initiative would come in September. The announcement will correspond with Beyoncé’s Houston stop on her Renaissance World Tour.
To help develop the housing, the initiative will use $7.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds.
Chron reports that, according to county records, the housing project will also have support services like transportation, mental health, physical and behavioral health support. There will be case managers, peer specialists and service specialists to assist tenants.
The project is expected to break ground in October, according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis. In total, it is estimated to cost around $8.4 million.
Beyoncé has been keeping busy the past several months as she travels the globe for her international Renaissance World Tour.
Meanwhile, Rowland has been managing a packed schedule that has included numerous TV appearances and a headlining performance during the Mighty Hoopla Festival in London in June. Rowland also took a little time to enjoy a night out for Beyoncé’s tour during her time in London.