Senseny Place, a 63-unit affordable independent-living community for older adults in Winchester, VA, was recently selected the winner of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Development of Distinction Award for its rural community impact.
The awards go to participants who strive for excellence in affordable housing, with properties financed by LIHTC equity or with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding.
With the opening of Senseny Place, low-income seniors in Winchester, VA have a new option for housing. The four-story community offers 43 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom apartments for households earning between 30% to 80% of the AMI. Eleven units are further assisted with HUD project rental assistance contracts (PRAC) or project-based subsidies.
Residents at Senseny Place have free in-unit and common-area Wi-Fi, a community room, an exercise room, laundry facilities, a wellness center, a community garden, and surface parking. The property pays homage to its faith-based roots as the former site of St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church with craftsman style and a brick-and-cement panel façade inspired by the Episcopal tradition.
The properties were quickly leased up, with the average resident being 69 years old with an annual income of less than $28,000.
A Special Thank You to Our Partners:
St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church
Winks Snowa Architects
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)