Posts Tagged ‘assisted living facility’

Funding for Senior Affordable Housing

December 24th, 2012 Comments off

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces it has awarded $26 million in grants to the owners of non-profit owners of multi-family housing developments to convert their units into dwellings outfitted to accommodate the needs of the elderly seeking to age in place. With funding from HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program, the goal is to provide seniors who prefer to live independently but need assistance in the activities of daily living—dressing, eating, bathing, etc., much like what is provided in an assisted living facility. MHProNew has learned the 11 facilities represent nine states. As HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing Carol Galante says, “ We’re getting older as a nation and with that demographic shift, there is a growing demand for affordable housing that will allow our seniors to live independently in their own homes.”

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Affordable Modular Multi-family Rises in Oregon

October 12th, 2012 Comments off

OregonLive tells MHProNews the first modular multifamily affordable apartment project in the Northwest was sited in Portland, Oregon Thurs. Oct 11. Built in Aumsville, OR, Kah San Chako Haws–”East House” in Chinook— took 13 months to design and construct and cost $1.7 million, about $190,000 each unit. Architect Stuart Emmons says this was a pilot project, and the cost should fall to $150,000 per unit in the future. Conventional affordable housing projects generally run $200,000 per unit or more. The nine unit complex includes three each of two bedroom, one bedroom and studio apartments. While Blazer Industries, Inc. has constructed modular classrooms, single-family homes, stores, and an assisted living facility, this was its first multi-family residence.

(Image credit: Stuart Emmons/oregonlive—Kah San Chako Haws)