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Irwin senior project receives PHFA award

The Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) is pleased to announce that more quality housing is on the horizon for seniors in Westmoreland County.

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced today (Oct. 14, 2021) the award of a tax credit allocation for the development of Grand View Senior Residences in Irwin, Pa. This four-story, 50-unit senior housing complex will be located off of Laurel Avenue, directly behind Norwin Public Library.

WCHA Executive Director Michael L. Washowich stated, “Obviously, this is a tremendous day for WCHA and for the 50 senior residents who will one day call Grand View Senior Residences home. We are extremely thrilled to be awarded this tax credit allocation for this new senior development.”

 “I want to thank PHFA, WCHA Board members, the WCHA development team, Westmoreland County Commissioners Sean Kertes, Gina Cerilli, and Doug Chew, state Senators Kim Ward and Jim Brewster, Irwin Borough, Norwin School District, North Huntingdon Township and future residents for their unwavering support,” he said. “It has always been a vision of ours to further develop and expand quality affordable senior housing for county residents aged 62 years of age and older.”

 “Grand View Senior Residences will serve as the home for county seniors for years to come.”

According to Washowich, Grand View Senior Residences has been carefully designed with full amenities and will be a beautiful addition to the Irwin and North Huntingdon communities.

“The location provides convenient access to community amenities as it is near the Route 30 corridor. The Grand View site will include public transportation, easy access to health and retail stores, home health agencies and medical facilities,” Washowich explained. “Grand View will offer a complete menu of supportive services tailored to meet the specific needs of the residents. The new facility will also serve a number of county veterans aged 62 and older as eight units will be specifically designated to house veterans.”

WCHA has established strong partnerships with American Healthcare Group (AHG), Senior LIFE, Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Seton Hill University, Westmoreland Transit, Westmoreland County Diversity Coalition and Westmoreland Veterans Affairs. Through these partnerships, residents will receive healthcare, nutrition, transportation, fitness, financial and education services on site.

As always, this new facility will receive the WCHA’s full complement of support and services as provided by our dedicated staff, Washowich said.

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