by: Channel 12

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An old building in East Providence will soon become home to dozens of residents, specifically those with low to moderate income.

One Neighborhood Builders teamed up with Crossroads RI, Foster Forward, and Family Service of Rhode Island to purchase the Taunton Avenue property which used to be a Johnson and Wales dormitory.

That building, along with two vacant lots, will be turned into 160 apartments. About 38% of the units will be studios and one-bedrooms, while another 38% will be two-bedrooms and the remaining 24% will be three-bedrooms.