PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A renovated apartment building designed to house dozens of disabled and homeless people has opened in Providence.

Officials and housing advocates attended a ribbon cutting last week for the new Dean Street Studios, formerly the Advent Apartments.

About $9 million was spent to rehab the building, which has 51 units and will offer on-site behavioral health services from the Kent Center for Human and Organizational Development.

Improvements to the building including energy efficient upgrades, structural repairs and a new roof.