Affordable senior apartments being built in Heritage GreensThe newest affordable-housing building for senior citizens in Hudson is nearing completion. Heirloom Courts will offer 31 one-bedroom apartments to qualifying low-income senior households when it opens in early 2012.
The newest affordable-housing building for senior citizens in Hudson is nearing completion.
Heirloom Courts will offer 31 one-bedroom apartments to qualifying low-income senior households when it opens in early 2012.
Accessible Space Inc., a St. Paul-based non-profit that provides housing for seniors and people with physical disabilities, is putting up the building.
Assessible Space owns and manages senior apartments throughout the region and beyond. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, independent and supportive living opportunities for people with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors.
The rent for the apartments will be based on 30 percent of household monthly income, with assistance coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Income limits apply, but no minimum income is required to qualify for an apartment in the building.
The apartments in the three-level building have about 540 square feet of living space. Wheelchair-accessible apartments are available for seniors who need a barrier-free environment.
The wheelchair-friendly apartments will include features such as accessible stove tops and ovens, roll-under counters and sinks in the kitchen and bathroom, 36-inch-wide doors, raised electrical outlets and lowered light switches.
All common areas and hallways in the Heirloom Courts building will meet Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines for wheelchair accessibility.
Welsh Construction of Minnetonka, Minn., is the general contractor on the project. The architect was Distyle Design of Plymouth, Minn.
Funding for the project was provided by HUD, the Wisconsin Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
Accessible Space is accepting applications for the apartments. There is no application fee and applicants aren’t obligated to move in by applying.
For more information or to request an application, contact Devin Vander Schaaf at (800) 466-7722, Ext. 225, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and housing applications also are available online at www.accessiblespace.org.