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U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) visited B’nai B’rith’s Pasadena Interfaith Manor, a federally subsidized senior housing facility, on June 9. During the visit Garcia took a tour of the property, visiting the community room, library/network center, a model apartment unit and the “country store” operated by the building’s tenant council. She also spoke with staff members regarding how the building’s residents are rebounding from the pandemic and ways her office can help with constituent casework, specifically Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the congresswoman’s office agreed to provide more masks for the building’s residents, if needed. Garcia has previously delivered masks for the building, and we appreciate her continued support.   

Garcia said about the visit, “I was so pleased to visit with residents and staff at the Pasadena Interfaith Manor in my district for the Speaker of the House, Democratic Women’s Caucus and DPCC Joint Care Economy Week of Action. Our seniors have given our communities so much and they are the backbone of our families. I greatly appreciate the hard work of the care staff at the Pasadena Interfaith Manor, and this visit was an insightful opportunity for me to learn more about how I can keep advocating on their behalf in Congress.” 

Attending the event on behalf of the building were manager Mike Garcia (no relation), assistant manager Vicky Chacon and lead maintenance staff member Rene Ballesteros. 

Mike Garcia said, “I want to thank Rep. Garcia for visiting and taking a tour of the building. Rep. Garcia throughout the pandemic has been supportive of our building and residents. We appreciate having our elected representative check in with us on a regular basis to see how her office can be helpful. She has been a tremendous friend of affordable housing for seniors and we are thankful.”  

The B’nai B’rith Senior Housing Network in the United States comprises 38 buildings in 16 states and serves more than 5,000 residents. Our long history with housing started in 1971 when we formed a partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to sponsor housing for seniors of limited means without regard to race, religion or sexual orientation.