: MediaTakeOut.com has learned that Beyonce and Kelly Rowland have generously contributed millions of dollars towards developing affordable housing in Houston. Here's an excerpt from a press release that Beyonce's camp is sending around.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, efforts began to construct Phase I of the $4 million "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments." Last month Temenos CDC received the final funding needed for construction. The housing development is the result of a collaboration with House of Deréon founders Tina Knowles and Beyonce Knowles, Survivor Foundation, Inc., the City of Houston, and St. John's Downtown (Church Home of the Knowles Family).
The project is a 43 unit, single room occupancy supportive housing facility for at-risk populations designed to provide permanent living accommodations for women and men who are taking significant steps in improving their lives after the traumatic effects of personal and natural disasters.
The apartments will provide "a safe place to live" for all residents. Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Solange, Mathew and Tina Knowles have pledged 1 million dollars to the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments" project. Wal-Mart and American Express are major contributors to Temenos CDC and the Survivor Foundation's overall initiatives. Giorgo Armani and Loreal have also made commitments to support this project.
Thanks to a generous donation from Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles, located on the same block as the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments," is a 1.2 million Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth which is an exciting, multipurpose recreational complex for youth and a youth HIV education and risk reduction program called "Breaking The Silence."
This isn't getting a whole lotta news attention. But we bet the media will be right there when the first person gets shot in front of Beyonce's projects...