Monday, November 2, 2015

Chaput To Dedicate New Senior Housing Development

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside at the dedication of Nativity B.V.M. Place, a new affordable senior housing development located in the Port Richmond section of the city. Catholic Health Care Services (CHCS) and city leaders will join the Archbishop in celebrating the renewal of this building. 

For almost 100 years, it served as the elementary school for Nativity B.V.M. Parish. Due to changing demographics, the parish school consolidated in 2008 with two other parish schools, Our Lady Help of Christians and Saint Adalbert, into Our Lady of Port Richmond located at Saint Adalbert's parish. Now the newly renovated building will serve older adults, continuing its legacy as a neighborhood anchor and maintaining a Catholic presence in the community.

Nativity B.V.M. Place consists of 63 one-bedroom apartment units for age and income-eligible residents. The building also has community rooms, laundry facilities, and elevators. In addition, CHCS, a regional leader in providing senior services, will employ a Supportive Services Coordinator to assist residents on an as-needed basis and connect residents with various resources to help them remain independent and active. The building is situated in an ideal location, adjacent to Campbell Square Park.

Friday, November 6, 2015
12:00 p.m.
Nativity B.V.M. Place
3255 Belgrade Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Nativity B.V.M. Place is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program and City of Philadelphia's Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). The total development cost was $12 Million and is a long-term investment in the building and community.

Editor's Note: Catholic Health Care Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides support and services to older adults within the Archdiocese. These services include in-home support, parish-based support programs, geriatric care management, adult day care and senior housing communities. Their services aim to help seniors to remain in their communities and homes as long as possible. Last year, they served 10,000 seniors throughout the Philadelphia region.

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