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Pennrose Starts Construction of 160-Unit Affordable Senior Housing Community Near Philadelphia

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Pennrose, a multifamily developer and operator, and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey have broken ground on The Commons at Springdale, an affordable seniors housing community. The project is located in Cherry Hill, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The first phase of development will include 80 units, followed by a second phase of another 80 units. Twenty percent of the total units will be designed to support individuals with special needs by creating four smaller cottages out of four one-bedroom units. The cottages will contain a shared common space where individuals can receive access to services and community programming in a safe setting.

All units are reserved for seniors or special needs adults earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). At least 40 percent of the units are for those earning at or below 50 percent of AMI and at least 10 percent are for 30 percent of AMI. Phase one of the project is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Financing for the Springdale Road development came from a variety of sources, including $2.4 million in conventional financing, $1 million in Township Affordable Housing Trust Funds, $500,000 in Camden County HOME funds, $1.6 million in Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (FHLB AHP) funds, $1.3 million from the Jewish Federation, and $12.6 million in equity from the sale of 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

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