The group also was able to visit Mercy Housing, a national non-profit specializing in senior housing and family.
The Mercy Housing at Ashford Landing, a former government housing project that was renovated into senior living compounds.
"It just shows what you can do with proper management and investment," saidLucas.
The third site they visited was built by Columbia Enterprises, which also specialized in mixed use senior and family housing, but is a for-profit company. "We wanted to see other examples of what people can do," said Lucas.