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1 Community Partners Cross-Training Deborah Gable- Supportive Services Manager Nicole Whitehead- District Manager July 17, 2014

2 Our Services Dedicated to providing and expanding quality affordable rental housing for low-income families, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities through… Property Management Services Real Estate Development Services

3 Our Services Property Management Services Compliance Supportive Services Real Estate Development Services Affordable Housing Preservation New Construction

4 Our Mission/Vision/Core Values OUR MISSION: We manage and develop quality affordable housing. OUR VISION: We will be the premier non-profit provider of affordable housing. OUR CORE VALUES: Residents; Stewardship; Healthy Communities; Financial Stability; Diversity; Opportunity; Partnerships

5 Our History Founded in 1971, HDC MidAtlantic is a 501(c)(3) non- profit corporation with a volunteer board of directors One of the largest non-profit providers of affordable rental housing in PA First community, Trinity House Apts. located in Columbia, PA

6 Our Growth 2 States (Pennsylvania & Delaware) 11 Counties in PA, 1 County in DE 51 Affordable Housing Properties 3,345 Apartments/Townhomes 4,800 Individuals Served

7 What is affordable housing? Lancaster County Area Median Income $65,600 Family of 4 Individuals- (2 BR Apt.) Income Limit Rent (20% AMI) $13,900 $313 (40% AMI) $27,800 $626 (50% AMI) $34,750 $782 (60% AMI) $41,700 $939 (LIHTC 2013)

8 What is affordable housing? Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition 2013 PA State Housing Profile Renters spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs & utilities are cost burdened. Renters spending more than 50% of their income on housing costs & utilities are severely cost burdened.

9 How’s the supply of affordable housing? Nationally, for every 100 extremely low income households, there are only 30 affordable units available. The supply of QUALITY, low-income housing rental units is shrinking as more units fall into disrepair or serve higher-income households. Among low-income households, those that are elderly, blind or disabled and are on a LIMITED INCOME have the most LIMITED CHOICES in accessible housing. Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition ‘Out of Reach’- 2013

10 Who needs affordable housing? Your neighbors, co-workers, friends and people in your community: Waitresses & Bank Tellers Construction Workers/Laborers Administrative Assistants Nurses Aides Retail Sales Clerks

11 Who needs affordable housing? Also, low-income individuals including: Mobility Impaired Individuals Visually Impaired Individuals Handicapped & Disabled Individuals Senior Citizens (fixed income)

12 What is HDC’s housing? Stable housing, rents, expenses Safe, modern & well- maintained Professional management Accessible by public transportation Fits seamlessly into the community Close to employment & good schools Path to home ownership

13 Real Estate Development New Construction Adaptive Reuse of Buildings Blighted Properties Affordable Housing Preservation (Existing) Cooperative Partnerships

14 Types of Housing/Vouchers Tax Credit Housing Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Delaware State Housing Authority HUD Housing- U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development USDA Housing- U.S. Department of Agriculture Section 8 Vouchers Local Housing Authorities

15 Penns Common Court 1040 PENN STREET, READING (Berks County) 46 Apartments Bond/Tax Credit Property Senior 62 & Over 55 Residents Served

16 Wyndamere Apartments 117 AMBLESIDE DRIVE, YORK (York County) 65 Townhomes Tax Credit Property General Occupancy & Handicap Accessible 164 Residents Served

17 Supportive Services: Seniors Enhance quality of life through connections with community service organizations Provide social & educational activities to enrich life experiences Coordinate with external community health organizations Assist with applications for benefits & accessing senior services

18 Supportive Services: Seniors Helping residents live independently: Active ‘Resident Association’ Saturday luncheons & movie nights Social & other activities Bible study & soup/bake sales Bus offers trips to local shopping outlets, markets, restaurants & dinner theaters & select appointments Meals on Wheels, Albright Life & Home Helpers services available

19 Supportive Services: Seniors Lancaster General Health provides students internship & hands-on learning opportunities with residents Monthly on-site health clinic with medical doctor and podiatrist visits Resident assistance with: medical forms & rent rebates completion of benefit applications discount services on telephone bills Office of Aging & hospice coordination referrals

20 Supportive Services: Families Assist in coordinating referrals to community agencies and organizations that can help fill their needs (Boys and Girls Clubs, Tabor Community Services, etc.) Support families in obtaining and maintaining a high quality of life by helping them with a variety of life skills including: Budgeting Homework clubs Health screenings Games and social activities Computer classes Language classes Nutrition programs Parenting skills Exercise classes Job training and resume writing help

21 How do people find affordable housing? HDC MidAtlantic: Click on ‘Our Apartments’ to search by state, county, occupancy or by name of the property

22 How do people find affordable housing? HDC MidAtlantic: Click on ‘Affordable Housing Property Listing’ for open, available units OR Click on ‘Sort By’ tabs to locate an apartment in the desired search field

23 How do people find affordable housing? Social Serve (non-profit): National housing locator for non- profits, for-profits and private renters of low-income housing

24 How do people find affordable housing? Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership Local, non-profit fair housing advocate & housing locator for Lancaster County low-income housing

25 Thank You! Deborah Gable- Supportive Services Manager Nicole Whitehead- District Manager


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