The Clewiston News

Non-profit Housing breaks ground on new senior housing project

Area Housing Commissioners move dirt at on the new senior housing project on West Ventura Avenue.

Hendry County Non-Profit Housing Inc. broke ground on a new housing project for low-income seniors and commemorated the project with a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Commissioners from Hendry County Area Housing, city and county commissioners, as well as members from First Bank, gathered at the site on West Ventura Avenue to celebrate the coming Greentree Senior Apartments.

Ida Burnhardt, from Area Housing, said affordable senior housing was something the community has needed for years and thanked everyone who helped bring the project to fruition.

The project will consist of about 26 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedrooms units for residents 55 years of age or older who qualify under the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits.

The development will feature centrally located, coin-operated laundry, activities Monday through Friday and assistance with light housekeeping, grocery shopping and laundry for residents.

There will also be specially designed units for disabled or handicapped residents.

The project is expected to be completed by Summer 2016.

The development is being built in part by Hendry County Non-Profit Housing, a subsidiary of Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry County, General Home Development, and financed through First Bank, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.