(The Community Builders, Inc.)
A $20.9-million, 70-unit senior housing development in West Roxbury opened this week.
Cheriton Heights will house residents over age 62 in one- and two-bedroom units targeted for low- and moderate-income seniors as well as some market rate apartments.
With funding and support from city, state and local partners, the project was built by nonprofit developer The Community Builders, Inc. and the American Arabic Benevolent Association, which owns Cheriton Heights and the adjacent Cheriton Grove housing development.
“This has been a long and wonderful 17-year process to bring this building to reality.” David Hajjar, chair of the benevolent association’s real estate committee, said in a statement. “We’re grateful to all of our friends and partners for their help in building Cheriton Heights”
For units designated as affordable housing, eligible households will pay rent equal to 30 percent of their adjusted gross income.
“I’m happy to say that next month more than 70 deserving seniors will call Cheriton Heights home,” said a statement from Noah Sawyer, project manager for The Community Builders. “This development helps ensure older residents of the city have safe, quality housing they can afford.”
The development includes energy efficient appliances, a library and community room, an on-site resident service coordinator, computers with Internet access, community garden and is near MBTA access, shopping and scenic areas, officials said.
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