NEW ROCHELLE — Senior citizens in need of affordable housing in the city will soon have more options.
City officials joined members of the Shiloh Baptist Church and Westhab for a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday morning for a 40-unit apartment building to be constructed at 29 Kress Ave.
The five-story building’s one-bedroom apartments will be available to seniors whose earnings are below 50 percent of the county’s median income, or no more than $37,300 annually for a single person.
Bob Miller, president of the Elmsford-based Westhab, said the project has been at least 12 years in the making and will fill a need.
“It’s beautifully designed affordable housing for seniors in New Rochelle that has wonderful ammenities,” he said.
The project will be financed with $7.2 million in federal Housing and Urban Development funds; $4.5 million in tax credits from the state; and $1.6 million in federal funds administered hrough the city’s HOME program.
Miller said Shiloh Senior Housing should be completed by the end of 2012. Westhab will begin accepting applications in the summer. Go to www.westhab.org for more information.