CDS Housing and New York State Homes and Community Renewal celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a $21.6 million, 96-unit affordable senior living community in the town of Webster.
CDS Housing Senior Living Hard Road 2, at 970 and 975 Abigayle Way, will be open to income-qualifying seniors age 55 and older and frail elderly.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer more affordable housing to the Webster community,” CDS Life Transitions President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth said. “Our two affordable housing communities for seniors in Webster are currently at capacity with waitlists, so it has become clear that this is a needed service in Monroe County, and we are happy to have the support of our state and local government to offer a solution to help people thrive in their communities.”
The Webster senior living community received $3.8 million in Housing Trust Funds, $1.2 million in low-income credit and $355,197 of New York State low-income housing tax credit from New York State Homes and Community Renewal. The project also received $200,000 from the Monroe County HOME program and $150,000 from the CDS Wolf Foundation.
“Affordable housing is important to the growing number of elderly individuals and households burdened by rising housing costs in this state,” said New York State Sen. Pamela Helming. “By investing in our seniors, we can help ensure they continue to live fulfilling lives in our community. This new 96-unit affordable senior living community will be a tremendous asset to our aging population in town of Webster. It’s great to see the private and public sectors come together to invest in projects like this. I’d like to commend CDS Life Transitions President and CEO Sankar Sewnauth for his leadership and vision in bringing this project to fruition and I look forward to seeing its completion.”
“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony showcases another affordable housing option for local seniors who want to remain in our community,” said County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. “Monroe County is proud to be a supporter of this project, and I am thankful to CDS Housing for investing in our county, local economy and workforce while also serving the needs of seniors in our community.”
The Webster senior living community will be constructed north of CDS Life Transitions’ headquarters at 860 Hard Road, Webster, and west of CDS Housing’s second senior living community, which opened in early 2015. This new project will contain 82 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom apartments in two buildings. Fifteen units will be reserved for frail elderly.
Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2018. Applications will be accepted beginning in spring 2018.
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