ROSSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 07, 2012 -- As any building ages it reaches a point where routine maintenance is no longer enough. For older apartments a little investment can help save residents money as well as improve the aesthetics making the area a more desirable place to live.
Fayette County Associates II, L.P., USDA Rural Development and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) today celebrated the completion or renovations to the Rossville Manor Apartments in Rossville. The improvements were financed with an affordable housing loan through USDA and a grant from THDA.
Each of the 36 apartments is now equipped with new energy star rated windows, energy efficient appliances, water heaters and heating and air conditioning units. Other improvements include new tile flooring and bathroom fixtures. The parking lot was stripped and resurfaces, new outdoor lighting was installed and a camera surveillance system was put in place to add to the safety and security of the tenants.
"It's hard to find safe, affordable housing for our aging residents near quality healthcare and community activities," said RD Area Director Arlisa Armstrong. "Fayette County Associates has always done a great job of marshalling resources to make needed accessibility improvements and upgrades to rural apartments which ultimately assists our community."
For information on Rossville Manor Apartments contact Volunteer Management & Development Company at 60 Miller Avenue, Jackson, Tn. 38305 or call 731-554-2320. Information on other affordable apartments available in rural Tennessee is available at www.rurdev.usda.gov/TN-Individuals.html.
Others participating in the event included Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Representative Matt Varino, Rossville Police Chief Dave Hamric, Volunteer Management Company General Partner’s Brad and Tyler Tursky, Rossville Manor Manager Cindy Hunt and RD Area Specialist Kathy Brantley.
USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, infrastructure, homeownership and affordable rental housing in rural communities. Last year the agency assisted tens of thousands of Tennessee families and businesses, investing more than $737 million through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.
For more information on USDA Rural Development programs available in southwest Tennessee contact the Rural Development Area Office in Jackson at 731-668-2091, ext. 2, toll free at 1-800-342-3149 ext. 1495 or visit us at www.rurdev.usda.gov/tn.
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