Supported living center creates 25 jobs in Anna

ANNA, IL (KFVS) - A $4 million dollar housing grant helped to open a supported living facility in southern Illinois that created 25 jobs and possibly more.

A large crowd attended today's ribbon cutting ceremony at the river to river community facility in Anna.

When the economy took a dive in 2008, the facility lost funding to finish the project. Now the facility is complete and is more than half full with new residents.

"Twenty-five employees that didn't have jobs before," said City Manager Steve Guined. "They're local folks that are going to be able to contribute to their families, the local economy and it's just something we are excited about for them."

The facility has 50 apartments with plans to build more in the future including duplexes.

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