Clermont Senior Services opened its first housing project in 1998. Facilities were built in the following locations and in this order...New Richmond, Williamsburg, Felicity, Amelia and Union Township. The total investment for all of these projects is $30 million.
To date they have opened 6 housing projects for a total of 224 units. Currently there are 164 people on the waiting list and there are no vacancies. To ensure fairness in selection, the applications are time stamped when they come in. Applicants must currently live in the area of the project, be 62 or older and meet the income guidelines. There are 50 people interested in moving to the new 40 unit facility on 8 acres in Batavia on College Drive called Dimmitt Woods (Named after Ezekiel Dimmitt) when it is finished. Hopefully, they will break ground around the first of October.
This equal housing opportunity in Batavia includes:-40 One bedroom residential units
-Rent includes utilities, refrigerator, range, carpet and air
-Common area for social, recreational, crafts and outdoor porch area
-Laundry facility, coin operated
-Attractive grounds and landscaping
-Individual heating and air conditioning for each apartment
-Rental limited to age 62 years and income eligible
-Emergency medical pull cord, sprinkler system, smoke detector and a lighted parking area
-On-site resident manager
HUD sets the rent amount at around $400 per month. Residents must pay around $300 per month and HUD subsidizes the difference. Basically, 2/3 of the cost is covered by tenant rents and the other 1/3 is covered by federal subsidies. Senior Services is also hoping to renew a tax levy this fall which will not increase taxes.
Next week we will hear from Bill Hopple of the Cincinnati Nature Center