Senior projects worthy

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 16, 2014

This week the Lawrence County Commissioners gave support to applying for funding to make improvements or build facilities for low-income seniors within the county.

This was the right decision to aid Lawrence County seniors who face income limitations or who are on fixed incomes to have adequate housing that is affordable.

Commissioners gave the OK for two projects to be submitted for consideration, and those are projects in Rome and South Point.

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Although the commissioners gave support, all involved need to work together throughout the process from application to the allocation of funds. This includes through the completion of the projects if the funds are obtained.

We understand the competition for these tax credits will be strong because other entities throughout the state will also apply, but having the ability to obtain these funds even with the competition will show that things can be accomplished when we work together.

The Rome project looks to build a new facility across from Fairland East Elementary that would include 44 new units.

The South Point project would look to revamp the facilities at Lawrence Manor apartments. This venture would consist of making updates to the 60 existing units.

These are both important projects because this can be an attractive option for those who may need affordable housing. They could be current seniors or those who have family in the county.