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Rainbow Village getting third building for homeless families

In this file photo, two apartment buildings at the Rainbow Village facility in Duluth are pictured when they first opened. Through a partnership with HomeAid Atlanta and Harcrest Homes — it will be adding a third six-unit apartment building to its community. (File Photo)

In this file photo, two apartment buildings at the Rainbow Village facility in Duluth are pictured when they first opened. Through a partnership with HomeAid Atlanta and Harcrest Homes — it will be adding a third six-unit apartment building to its community. (File Photo)

DULUTH —Rainbow Village is getting more space for needy families.

The Duluth nonprofit, which provides long-term housing to homeless families with children, announced recently that — through a partnership with HomeAid Atlanta and Harcrest Homes — it will be adding a third six-unit apartment building to its community. Each unit includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and two bathrooms, meaning the project will add about 36 beds to Rainbow Village’s offerings.

“Rainbow Village is thrilled to be partnering with HomeAid and Harcrest Homes on this project,” CEO Rev. Nancy Yancey said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better way to utilize shared resources and community effort in a meaningful way that will be helpful to generations of homeless families with children in the years to come.”

Building is expected to begin in October. The facility’s other two apartment buildings and family service center were just completed in April 2012; the new addition is the third and final phase of Rainbow Village’s “Building Strong Communities … One Family at a Time” campaign.

“As the housing industry continues to improve, we believe its members are ready to resume volunteer and material donation efforts, as Harcrest Homes has charitably shown,” HomeAid executive director Jean Hilyard said in a statement. “What better way for the housing industry to give back to the community than through building homes for those who need time to rebuild their lives?”