Bernardine Apartments, Phase VII to receive $3,754,850
WASHINGTON, October 31, 2007 – The Assisted Living Conversion Program grant funds will be used to continue the conversion of elderly housing in this 206-unit, 24-story building to units that will serve the frail elderly. Phase VII involves the renovation of 35 existing elderly housing units on Floors 12, 13, 14 and 15 into 30 fully accessible units for the frail elderly. Unit modifications include extensive upgrades to the bathrooms and kitchens, as well as closets and doors, to comply with handicapped accessibility requirements.
Common areas on Floors 12, 13, 14 and 15 will also be created, including two community lounges, a laundry and a dining area to serve the frail elderly residents. The unit conversions and common area renovations will facilitate the delivery of services in an economic manner and accommodate the future needs of the residents as they age in place.