NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Meadow Lane Senior Apartments, a new independent senior housing complex at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, has received a $250,000 grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation that will support its $6 million construction.
The project adds 32 low-income apartments – 24 one-bedroom units and eight studios – to United Hebrew’s senior housing stock, which also includes Soundview Apartments.
The purpose of the Weinberg Foundation is to assist low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through non-profit grants to direct-service providers. Meadow Lane helps fill a growing need in the region, which has seen a dramatic decrease in programs and housing options for low-income seniors, while the aging population has increased and greater numbers of older adults have chosen to “age in place.
United Hebrew is equipped to serve seniors by offering them independent senior housing on a campus which offers services to them as their healthcare needs change.
“I feel very blessed that I’ve got this place to live in,” says Flora Fuentes, who moved into Meadow Lane in January. “It’s the perfect place for me. It’s quiet and I feel comfortable here.”
The 62-year-old home care aide had been living with her daughter for almost three years. At Meadow Lane, she has already made friends who share coffee in each other’s apartments, and says people have plenty to do.
Additional funding came from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s section 202 program supporting housing for very low-income elderly and from private donations.
“This Weinberg grant means more to us than just the financial support it offers,” said Rita Mabli, president and CEO of United Hebrew. “It helps us to provide the best care possible to a growing number of residents, and to serve as a model eldercare community for Westchester County, the greater New York area, and the nation. We are very grateful to the Weinberg Foundation and look forward to working with them in the future as we provide for the housing needs of the seniors in our community.”
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