Penquis Housing, Inc. in partnership with the Brewer Housing Authority will host a ground breaking ceremony to mark the end of the predevelopment phase of the Chamberlain Place Senior Housing project. The commencement will be held on Thursday, August 2, at 10:00 am and will celebrate the construction of much needed senior housing for this area.
“The housing data and market studies all clearly demonstrate the importance of developing affordable senior housing in the City of Brewer. The low-income elderly population is expected to continue increasing over the next 15 years,” states Stephen Mooers, CEO, Penquis Housing, Inc. “In addition to meeting affordable housing needs for our seniors, construction of this project will create jobs and utilize goods and services for the local economy.”
The housing units are being constructed at 258 Chamberlain St. and will include 32 apartments that comply with MaineHousing’s green building standards for energy conservation. It is designed to meet a high level of accessibility for all residents and will have onsite laundry facilities and a community room for residents’ use. Rental assistance will be available for 26 of the units through the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) project-based vouchers.
Additional supporters of this project include the City of Brewer, Brewer Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, People’s United Bank, Penquis and construction by Nickerson & O’Day, Inc.
“Construction is finally commencing because of the faithful efforts of the Brewer Housing Authority and many organizations and individuals who share the common purpose of insuring our elderly population has a decent, affordable place to call home,” said Mooer.