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Mungo Construction and Columbia Housing to Host Virtual Workshop for Women-owned, Minority-owned, Small Business Enterprises (W/M/SBE) for New $60M Development


Columbia Housing, Mungo Construction, and UrbanMatters Development Partners estimates it will break ground in April 2021 on a new community--The Oaks at St. Anna's Park. The new development is located across from Providence Hospital at Forest Drive and Millwood Avenue in Columbia, SC which is the former Gonzales Gardens public housing site. It will incorporate 285 affordably priced residential rental units in a new mixed income living environment. Mungo Construction is serving as builder for the development.

To encourage diversity participation in the project, a virtual workshop is planned for Women-owned, Minority-owned, Small Business Enterprises (W/M/SBE) via Zoom November 17, 2020 at 12 noon. Register for the workshop HERE.

Public meeting to encourage WMSBE participation in Oaks at St. Anna's Park

"In keeping with our long history of employing Women-owned, Minority-owned Small Business Enterprises (W/M/SBE) in our construction projects and developments, Columbia Housing has requested that Mungo Construction to set a 30% goal for these businesses in the construction of The Oaks at St. Anna's Park. That is a $13.5M commitment," says Columbia Housing CEO Ivory Mathews.

Cindi Herrera, Columbia Housing's SVP of Development is hoping that Mungo Construction gets great response from Women-owned, Minority-owned Small Business Enterprises (W/M/SBE). "We encourage smaller vendors to team up with larger, more established vendors to maximize their chances of participating in this project. We hope to have a host of inquiries at our virtual workshop on November 17th," says Herrera.

About Columbia Housing
Columbia Housing provides affordable public housing and housing assistance programs for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities while promoting self-sufficiency. Columbia Housing serves the City of Columbia, Richland County, as well as manages the Public Housing program for the Cayce Housing Authority. Assistance programs include Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and home ownership.

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About Mungo Construction
Mungo Construction, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is a residential general contractor with more than 60 years of industry expertise that specializes in serving the needs of institutional clients by providing design-build and construction management services, with special emphasis on urban revitalization projects. Mungo Construction has been involved in previous revitalization work for the Columbia Housing Authority, the North Charleston Housing Authority, and the Spartanburg Housing Authority. Revitalization projects in the Columbia area include TS Martin, Celia Saxon, Rosewood Hills, and Latimer Manor Rehabilitation.

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About UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C.
UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C., District of Columbia, is a full service real estate planning and development firm whose mission is to improve the quality of life and strengthen economic stability of residents and distressed neighborhoods through neighborhood revitalization, the provision of community services and the development of signature affordable housing.

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