Luminest Community Development of Chambersburg Executive Officer Bonnie Zehler reported this week that her organization had received funding to build a low-income town-home project in the Misty Ridge location on the Biglerville Road.
“That’s a very exciting piece of news,” said Zehler.
The new development, Ridgeview, will have 36 two-and three-bedroom townhouses. There will also be four one-story handicapped-accessible units, and one unit will be set aside for people with visual or hearing deficits.
The project will have an on-site property manager and other amenities.
Zehler said Luminest was collaborating with the Pennsylvania Community Interfaith Programs Inc., South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP), and the Adams County Housing Authority on the project.
Zehler said the housing authority would provide eight vouchers to help very low income applicants. “The rent is below fair market which makes them affordable for working families,” said Zehler.
Zehler said she hoped construction would start in 2021 and that the new homes would be ready for leasing in early 2022.
County Commissioner Marty Qually said he was in favor of the project, and Zehler said she hoped the other two county commissioners would be on board too.
“Kudos to everyone in Adams County,” said Zehler.
Luminest currently operates low-income housing developments in Chambersburg and Waynesboro.
Charles Stangor is Gettysburg News’s Publisher and Editor in Chief.