$500,000 will allow Housing Commission to renovate senior center
Washington D.C. – September 25, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that the Eastpointe Housing Commission will receive a $492,000 Recovery Act grant to improve energy efficiency at Berry Manor, an apartment complex for low-income seniors administered by the Commission.“This Recovery Act funding will not only give Eastpointe the resources they need to jump start renovation at Berry Manor, it will also reduce long-term energy costs and stimulate the local economy,” said Rep. Levin.
“The Eastpointe Housing Commission is so pleased to be a recipient of this grant,” said Jody Ling, Director of the Eastpointe Housing Commission. “These funds will allow us to create a more energy efficient facility for our residents. Since these funds are earmarked for energy efficient green projects, we plan to replace the building’s (original) boiler, all the (original) windows and all our common area flooring with renewable, sustainable cork flooring. These improvements will not only enhance the quality of our resident’s lives, but they will save on maintenance, energy costs, and allow us to put more resources into our residents’ needs.”
The Eastpointe Housing Commission was one of 134 housing authorities awarded in the $500 million announcement. The grants were awarded competitively and were provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which was signed into law last February.