Senior housing now available for local area
MUNCY – Two construction sites are in the works for senior housing in the east Lycoming area. Jessica Byler, regional district manager for the Muncy Greene apartments said that tenants are moving into the first phase of the newly developed housing units developed by Woda Cooper Company. Others will be moving in May, June and July to complete the 60 rental units.
Starting Monday, April 15, Heather Bausinger from Hughesville will be the new local manager for the one and two bedroom apartments.
Byler said they are taking lease applications for both one and two bedroom apartments. A model can be seen on the site located off John Brady Drive. A driveway is shared with PENN Power Group at 285 John Brady Drive in Muncy Township. Construction crews said they had to remove 14 feet of land in order to start building.
Many of the garden style homes are ADA compliant with lower cabinetry and appliances and structured for independent living.
“There are no steps to enter anywhere,” Byler said. Each building has 6 units and as of April 1st three of the buildings are complete. There are walk-in closets and lower shelving and emergency pull cords in the bathrooms and bedrooms that will send alarms to local police, fire departments and emergency personnel. Also for each unit is an attached oversized garage.
Everything is maintenance free and the electric heating and exhaust system is very sophisticated with an even exchange of fresh air. Many of the units also have full size washer and dryer hook-ups.
Twelve tenants just moved in this past Monday and on May 1st three more tenants will be moving into the complex, and according to Byler, 24 will be occupied by June 1st. “There are still openings for anyone who is 62 or over,” she said.
The housing is affordable with income guidelines for the rent. Muncy Greene is working with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to help all seniors who are eligible. “We are a tax credit property,” added Byler, “and we have a mixture of senior housing.” She said that the maximum income one could make to be eligible is $28,020 per year.
Added amenities include a room for parties, a picnic pavilion, a pond and walking trail. For more information call 272-202-0196 or stop by the model apartment during the business week. A formal grand-opening and ribbon cutting are planned for early September.
A second site is located in Wolf Township and includes 29 cottage style homes for independent living on the Wolf Run Village complex just off Route 220 heading east towards Hughesville. These units are available for anyone 55 or older and are also maintenance free.
Office director Nicole Hendershot said they are currently taking names for applications and sometime later this month a furnished model unit will be available for showing. The apartments are one and two bedroom, and electric and gas with garbage removal are included in the rent of $1600 a month. There is a separate storage room next to the bathroom. There is no subsidization for the housing, however they are maintenance free with available parking and laundry hook-ups.
Wolf Run Village is a senior living community with emergency care nearby. The first phase of the construction will be completed by late summer or early fall. “The weather has caused some hold-ups and delays,” said Hendershot but things are moving better now, she said. To view the model or obtain more information call 570-584-0101.