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MSHDA ANNOUNCES $3.6 MILLION IN LOAN FOR ELDERLY HOUSING IN KENT COUNTY
August 4, 2004
State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today announced that 127 units of
elderly rental housing will be renovated in Wyoming with the help of a $3,630,625
“MSHDA remains committed to helping residents throughout Michigan achieve
affordable rental housing,” MSHDA acting executive director Rick L. Laber
said. “This development is an example of how the Authority is working
to increase the supply of affordable apartments that have rent levels within
reach of our state’s low to moderate- income elderly people.”
Pine Oak Apartments, with 127 units of elderly housing, is located at 850 36th
Street S.W. in central Wyoming. It consists of 127 one-bedroom apartments and
36 two-bedroom in one six-story building.
Initial improvements to the apartments will include replacing window blinds,
light fixtures, swing and bi-fold doors, hood vents, and bathroom accessories.
For the building exterior, all windows and sliding glass doors will be replaced.
The fresh air exchange on the roof, building light fixtures and roofing over
the elevator shaft will be replaced. Deck railings and exterior doors will be
Site renovations will include sidewalk repair or replacement, parking lot light
fixture upgrades, and replacement of landscaping damaged during renovation.
Pine Oak Apartments will be financed under the Section 236 Preservation Program,
which provides for prepayment of an existing mortgage and issuance of a new
mortgage to maintain the development as moderate income housing.
Nearly all of the units will be made available to residents at or below 60 percent
of area median.
The rehabilitation is scheduled for completion by August 2005.