UNION CITY-TIPTONVILLE, Tenn., Aug 08, 2011 -- As any building ages it reaches a point where routine maintenance is no longer enough. For older apartments a little investment can also translate into a lot of savings on utility bills for residents.
Maco Management Company, USDA Rural Development Company and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency today celebrated the completion of an array of new energy efficiency upgrades and numerous other renovations at two apartment complexes in Obion and Lake Counties.
In separate events, Shannon Swims of Maco Management Company was joined by funding partners and local officials to showcase 92 energy efficient units at Union City Apartments and Lake Ridge Apartments in Tiptonville.
At both locations the apartments have been upgraded with new energy star rated exterior doors and windows. Kitchens have been renovated with new cabinets and more energy efficient appliances, water heaters and heating and air conditioning units. Other improvements include new carpet and floor coverings and updated bathroom fixtures. The community rooms were also updated for the benefit of all residents.
"It's hard to find safe, affordable housing near work, school, healthcare and community activities," said RD State Director Bobby Goode. "Maco Management has always done a great job of marshalling resources to make needed accessibility improvements and upgrades to rural apartments. Now they're even helping reduce energy consumption, which is good for renters and for the environment."
For information on Union City Apartments of Lake Ridge Apartments contact Maco Management at 306 South Kennett Street in Kennett, MO, 573-888-1345. Information on other affordable apartments available in rural Tennessee is available at www.rurdev.usda.gov/TN-Individuals.html.
Also participating in the events were Rep. Stephen Fincher’s Representatives Hannah Wade-Powell and Dale Hendon, RD Area Director Harriet Cannon and RD staff Kathy Connelly, Denese Hicks, Mitzi Hailey and Gentry Reedy.
USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, infrastructure, homeownership and affordable rental housing in rural communities. During the last two years the agency assisted more than 1.5 million Tennessee families and businesses, investing more than $1.3 billion through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.
For more information on Rural Development programs available in Northwest Tennessee contact the Rural Development Area Office in Union City at 731-885-6480 ext. 4, toll free at 800-342-3149 ext. 1497 or visit us online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/tn.
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