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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Amanda P. Meyers  717.291.1911 X 8028

November 10, 2015

New senior community offers affordable option

Mountain View Terrace provides safe, affordable apartments for rent in rural Lancaster County 

LANCASTER, PA – Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic President & CEO Michael R. Carper announced today the completion of Mountain View Terrace—a new $7.8 million affordable senior apartment community developed in collaboration with Welsh Mountain Home and Landis Communities.

Project partners marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting at the new property in New Holland on Tuesday, November 10, at 11 a.m.

“Mountain View Terrace is a perfect example of a vision that that became reality by working together with organizations in Lancaster, PA, getting tremendous financial support for local, state, federal funding, and most importantly following God’s plan,” said Welsh Mountain Home Executive Director Andrew Maines.

“For more than 90 years, Welsh Mountain Home has been a special part of its community, and the opening of Mountain View Terrace only serves to expand this relationship. Landis Communities is grateful to be a part of the creative partnerships formed in this effort.  We see a strong need across Lancaster County for affordable housing for those age 62 plus and are glad to play a role in bringing Mountain View Terrace into being,” said Landis Communities President & CEO Larry Zook.

“Mountain View Terrace is the result of an exceptional partnership between Welsh Mountain Home, Landis Communities and HDC MidAtlantic,” said Carper. “The development of affordable housing in rural areas faces unique challenges, but in the case of Mountain View Terrace, each partner brought assets and expertise to the table to fulfill a critical need in the community.”

Mountain View Terrace is three-story building offering 36 affordable apartments for rent to persons age 62 years and older. The apartment mix includes 32 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units. In keeping with the goals and objectives of the Affordable Housing Programs of the Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, as well as Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), every apartment will be made affordable to residents at or below 60% of the Area Median Income.

The property has already seen huge demand. The Certificate of Occupancy was secured on October 15 and residents began signing leases and moving in almost immediately. HDC MidAtlantic has approved 25 applicants with a waiting list of 44 lined up for the remaining units. HDC MidAtlantic anticipates being fully leased by the end of the year.

Each unit is equipped with a dishwasher, vented kitchen and bathroom fans, carpet, and an emergency call system. In addition, Mountain View Terrace will contain four accessible units for those with disabilities or sensory impairments.

Building amenities include an on-site management office, lobbies, sitting area, patios in the front and back of the building, community room with kitchenette, laundry room, on-site parking for each resident, and two examination rooms to be used by various medical professionals brought on-site as a service to the residents.

The successful completion of Mountain View Terrace is the result of a strong team of partners including PHFA, the Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, Cornerstone Design Architects, ELA Group, E.G. Stoltzfus and McKonly & Asbury.

Mountain View Terrace is located at 566 Springville Road, New Holland. For more information about Mountain View Terrace or any HDC MidAtlantic property, please visit www.hdcweb.com.

Welsh Mountain Home is a non-profit personal care home that has been providing compassionate, affordable care for over 85 years. Situated on 50 gently rolling acres in eastern Lancaster County, PA, Welsh Mountain Home provides facilities, services and programs for older adults and dependent persons from all walks of life in an atmosphere of simplicity and integrity with a Christian emphasis. It is committed to maintaining their core values of Christian compassion, integrity, accountability and stewardship. www.welshmountainhome.org/

Landis Communities grows out of the more than 50 year history of Landis Homes Retirement Community and is committed to following God’s call to creatively serve the diverse needs and interests of older adults by developing opportunities and collaborative relationships. It is committed to keeping retirement living strong and vital; to providing a number of affordable living options, including new models of age 55+ active adult living in the city of Lancaster and elsewhere; to provide services at home – supporting aging in place, and to developing creative partnerships in support of all of these areas. www.landiscommunities.org/

Founded in 1971, Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing quality affordable rental housing for working families, seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania & Delaware. Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic owns, develops and/or manages more than 3,400 affordable apartments for rent by delivering high-quality and secure housing solutions through innovative property management and real estate development services. www.hdcweb.com

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