We almost caused a car accident yesterday at 7th St. & Montgomery Ave., when the sight of some unexpected buildings stopped us dead in our tracks.
A sign was leaning against the building on the corner with a phone number to call for more information, and we wasted no time. After a few moments of conversation, we remembered hearing about these homes years ago, and were able to start putting the pieces together. These two homes, along with eleven others like them, were built by community group Asociacion de Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) as affordable housing units. According to their website, APM has constructed more than 210 units of affordable housing rentals, 136 affordable housing units that have been for owner occupants, and a 44K sqft retail center in the neighborhood.
The homes themselves are…