Senior-apartment applications due June 30 - Catholic Courier

Senior-apartment applications due June 30

Rental applications for Atwood Park Apartments, a Gates affordable senior-housing complex built by Providence Housing Development Corp., will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30.

The complex at 4 Atwood Drive features 33 affordable one-bedroom apartments in a two-story building with an elevator. The units are earmarked for seniors ages 62 and older with incomes of no more than 50 percent of the area median income. Rents will be based on 30 percent of tenants’ adjusted gross income. Heat and hot water will be included in the rent. Tenants will be responsible for paying the electric bills for their apartments, estimated at $35 per month.

Apartments will be ready for occupancy beginning in the fall of 2010, and the building will be completely smoke free.

Each apartment will have a living and dining area, kitchen, walk-in tub/shower, carpet and tile, mini-blinds, cable access, a bedroom, personal storage space, and a balcony or patio. The one-bedroom apartments are 600 square feet. Two apartments will be fully wheelchair accessible and adaptable for the mobility impaired. One of the apartments will be fully accessible and adaptable for people with hearing and vision impairments. The building will have a community room, sitting room, a common laundry facility and parking in close proximity to the building. Small pets are welcomed; an extra deposit fee will be required.

Applications may be obtained from Providence Housing Development Corp. or by calling 585-328-3228, ext. 1417.

All applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order determined by a random lottery. Applicants will then be contacted in priority order to determine eligibility. Applications received after the close of the lottery will be placed on the waiting list in the order they are received.

Providence, a nonprofit corporation, will serve as the management company. Assisting in the project construction are LeCesse Construction, SWBR Architects and Stantec Consulting.

Atwood Park Apartments has been built with $3.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, a HUD Developmental Planning Grant of $262,743 and $400,000 from the Monroe County Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.

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