HUD approves loan for low-cost housing for elderly in Edgemere

October 28, 1990

Low-cost housing for the elderly in the Baltimore area got another boost recently when the Department of Housing and Urban Development approved a $5.8 million loan to Associated Catholic Charities for the construction of a four-story, 125-unit apartment building in Edgemere.

The new apartment project, St. Luke's Place, will be similar to Belvedere Green, another HUD-funded project managed by Associated Catholic Charities but developed by Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland Inc.

An article in last Sunday's real estate section confused the two federal government-subsidized projects and offered some incorrect information.

Belvedere Green, a 94-unit apartment building in Northeast Baltimore, opened a year ago this week. It has at least 300 applicants waiting for apartments, according to Pamela J. Gavin, its housing manager.

Ms. Gavin said people seeking to move into the complex may have towait three to five years.

Dale R. McArdle, director of housing services for Associated Catholic Charities, said construction of St. Luke's Place is scheduled to begin in spring 1992. He said the building should be ready for occupancy about a year later. There is no waiting list at this time, he said.

All units will be one-bedroom apartments with a kitchen, bath, living room and small dining area.

To qualify for an apartment in St. Luke's, Mr. McArdle said a prospective tenant must be at least 62 years old and earn less than $14,200 a year, including Social Security benefits. The age requirement is waived for the handicapped.

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