WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Central Community Church celebrated the completion of a 48-unit senior housing complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

No longer will people on Maple Street near Ridge hear the sounds of construction.

Pastor Bob Beckler said this project encourages generations to come together.  

"Our younger people need the wiser older people and our older people need the younger people to stay young and so that bringing those generations together has always been one of the core values of Central Community Church," said Beckler.   

Construction on the project began in 2020 with 12 quadplex apartments. Non-profit organization Midwest Housing Equity Group helped invest in this affordable housing.

Over the years it has helped house about 50,000 people and at Monday’s ceremony Mayor Lily Wu and other dignitaries were there to celebrate the moment. 

U.S. Representative Ron Estes said projects like these are why he continues to support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act.  

"Wanna make sure that more and more people have the opportunity to have a home that they can live in and enjoy," added Estes.  

Beckler said many of the seniors did not think they would rent a home again. He is proud of the progress made and said there is more that they plan to do.  

"We look forward to building relationships with them and we're going to talk to them. What can you see, how can you help us and what do we want to do next as far as creating more in the community," said Beckler.