Aerial view of Project Legacy during construction

June is filled with celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community! It’s especially fitting that TruEvolution has capped off Pride month with the grand opening of Project Legacy. IECF is a proud sponsor of the event, which recognizes the completion of a multi-year endeavor to provide life-saving housing and healthcare services on an innovative 49-bed community campus in downtown Riverside.

Project Legacy is a public-private partnership between TruEvolution and the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside. According to its website, 80% of those living in the Project Legacy housing program will identify as LGBTQ+, including those living with HIV, youth transitioning out of the foster care system, and senior citizens.

Gabriel Maldonado, CEO and Founder of TruEvolution, said, “Project Legacy will bring an LGBTQ-inclusive 1-acre community campus featuring open park space, a community center, a fitness center, housing, and health services. LGBTQ+ people in the Inland Empire deserve every opportunity to thrive, and I can’t wait for the community to experience Project Legacy.”

Celia Cudiamat, Michelle Decker, Gabe Maldonado tour construction site

Michelle Decker, IECF’s CEO and President, and Celia Cudiamat, Senior Vice President, Grants & Community Impact, toured Project Legacy during its construction. Michelle said, “This is a remarkable step forward for our community. We salute TruEvolution and the visionary work Gabe and his team are doing to pave the way for an inclusive, equitable community where everyone is welcome and all can flourish.”

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