Conway meeting for senior housing

by Tony on March 25, 2014

The town of Conway will hold a public meeting April 1, 2014 to discuss the process for developing 30 units of affordable housing for senior citizens.

Conway Selectmen will hear public comment Tuesday starting just after 4 p.m. at the Conway Town Offices in Center Conway on a proposed application to New Hampshire’s Community Development Finance Authority for up to half a million dollars in Community Development Block Grant Housing Funds.

The funds would be sub-granted to the Manchester-based affordable housing developer Great Bridge Properties, LLC, for site work to build the senior housing on Poliquin Dr. in Conway, near the site of the current affordable housing complex built by Great Bridge called Conway Pines.

Theresa Kennett is the Program Director for the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition – a non-profit advocacy group that tries to improve the climate for building affordable housing units for everyone who lives and works in the valley.

She says Great Bridge will also work with existing service providers like the Gibson Senior Center and Visiting Nurse, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County to ensure residents of the new senior housing units have access to senior services.

Kennett says she expects the funding process will continue throughout the summer.

Conway Selectmen will also hear public comment at the Tuesday afternoon meeting on the Housing and Community Development Plan and the Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan.

For more information about the meeting, call the Conway Town Offices at (603) 447-3811.