MLT was built in the 1960s as a response to the challenge of urban redevelopment and as a ministry to senior citizens in the Cathedral Hill community. One of the largest considerations was keeping the rent low, a difficult task to achieve at the time, as much as it continues to be a challenge today.
By 1967, nearly 10 years from the initial idea was proposed, the project was 100% completed.
As a nonprofit project, the housing continues to provide an affordable option for low income seniors. The tower provides a variety of impressive services and activities for tenants that also benefit the surrounding community.
In addition to affordable housing, other services provided for MLT residents include an onsite social worker, a weekly study led by St. Mark's clergy, laundry facilities, a computer lab, a lounge stocked with DVDs and games, daily hot meals and monthly social luncheons and field trips, informational seminars, a weekly movement class, volunteer opportunities, and a guest suite.