On Tuesday (June 27), Harris County officials announced that the former Destiny’s Child members will assist with the creation of 31 permanent housing units in Houston’s Midtown area.
The Knowles-Rowland housing development will also receive funding — nearly $7,000,000 — from the American Rescue Plan.
“Harris County and the city of Houston, jointly with the coalition for the homeless, have reduced homelessness in the middle of the pandemic by 20 percent, and we’ve been able to hold that reduction,” Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a press conference held on Tuesday.
She continued: “It’s initiatives like this one I certainly will be supportive of no matter who’s behind it, but it’s especially interesting, I think, because there are these names of Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, who, of course, have been supportive of the community for a very long time.”
Hidalgo added that an “even bigger launch” would be announced when the Renaissance World Tour stops in Houston later this September.
But it doesn’t stop there, it’s also been reported that the housing complex will give its residents access to “case managers, peer specialists, service specialists, and support services, like transportation, mental health, physical and behavioral health support,” and more.
In other related news, Beyoncé, Drake and SZA have added more silverware to their respective trophy cabinets courtesy of the 2023 BET Awards.
The annual awards show went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday night (June 25), which proved to be another eventful night as cultural icons were celebrated and emerging legends were coronated.
Beyoncé and SZA were this year’s biggest winners, with three awards each. Queen Bey’s Renaissance was crowned Album of the Year, while her “Break My Soul” music video took home the Viewer’s Choice and BET Her awards.
SZA’s record-breaking SOS also won Album of the Year in a rare tie in the standout category, while her “Kill Bill” mini-movie claimed Video of the Year.