Housing Authority Hosting Demo Day; Making Way for New Senior Apartments

WEST FARGO, ND – The Housing Authority of Cass County (HACC) is hosting a “Demo Day” on Nov. 26, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.

Sixty public housing units that have provided thousands of income-qualified individuals and families with a home will be demolished to make way for a new affordable senior housing complex. The 1960s era units that will be demolished are located on the 800 block of West Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, ND.

The new complex, Monterey and Brighton Place Apartments, will be a four-story apartment building with 85 generous one- and two-bedroom apartments for income-qualified residents age 62 and older. Property amenities will include heated tuck under garages, community rooms, wellness and exercise rooms, a theater room, and outdoor green space and lighted walking paths.

“There is a large demand for affordable senior housing in our region, and Monterey and Brighton Place is a huge step forward in addressing that need,” says HACC Executive Director Blake Strehlow. “This project will allow Housing Authority of Cass County to serve an additional 25 families, and do so in a modern, energy-efficient building.”

Funding for the new housing comes from several government resources including the federal HOME, Community Development Block Grant and Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs. To ensure the affordability of the new housing, rental assistance will be provided through Project Based Vouchers under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 program.

“Demo Day” honored guests will include Senator John Hoeven, West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis, HUD Regional Administrator Evelyn Lim, and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Interim Executive Director Dave Flohr.

HACC will open a waiting list for Monterey and Brighton Place in spring 2020. Interested parties should watch for advertising in the Forum, West Fargo Pioneer and other area media outlets. Information can also be obtained by contacting HACC at (701) 282-3443 or info@casscountyhousing.org.

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