Flemington gets $800,000 for senior housing project

LOCK HAVEN — SEDA-COG Housing Development Corporation has received $800,000 in low-income housing tax credits through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, according to State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven.

Hanna said SEDA-COG has been a leader in developing affordable senior housing facilities throughout Pennsylvania and will use these funds to provide additional housing options in Flemington Borough.

“There has been a significant need for affordable senior housing in our region since approximately 2013, during which time, the Clinton County commissioners assembled a Senior Housing Committee,” Hanna said. “After many discussions, SEDA-COG Housing Development Corporation was chosen to do the site selection and seek tax credits on behalf of the facility.”

Hanna said he’s worked over the past five years to help secure critical land acquisition funding and project development funding.

“It has been an honor to support SEDA-COG in their efforts to provide our senior citizen population with more affordable housing options,” Hanna said.

According to SEDA-COG, Susquehannock Heights will include 32-units of senior housing and will be located at 813 Linden St. in Flemington. It will feature community, craft and exercise rooms, a library, central laundry, computer cafe and outside sitting areas.

“This complex offers affordable housing to senior citizens in need of rental assistance,” Hanna said. “I was happy to support this endeavor and look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”

PennHOMES provided over $200,000 in funding. The Clinton County commissioners are contributing $182,859 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $17,141 in Act 137 funds. The Clinton County Housing Authority is contributing over $120,000, plus the $530,000 rental subsidy fund. Jersey Shore State Bank and Woodlands Bank have tentatively committed over $7,500,000 in financing.