HPI and Marion Churches Foundation planning senior housing in Marion, Iowa

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Note: this article appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, article by Cindy Hadish, Gazette staff writer.
Marion - Plans for an apartment complex for low-income senior citizens in Marion are progressing with the awarding of federal grants.
Scott Meadows, a 32-unit building set to be built in northeast Marion, will receive $229,159 annually for 10 years in a federal grant administrated through the state.
In addition t that grant, which comes through the Iowa Finance Authority's Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, the project will receive $621,609 in grants and loans through the Iowa Department of Economic Development's HOME program.
Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation is teaming with Heartland Properties, Inc. an Alliant Energy subsidiary, to build the development east of Highway 13.
Mary Bowman, past president of the churches group, said groundbreaking could begin in two months and construction could take about 18 months.
Bowman said there is a three to four year waiting list for apartments at Moundview Manor, the group's first development for low-income elderly.
Scott Meadows is planned to be built east of Moundview, north of Squaw Creek Village Mobile Home Park.
The complex will have 12 two-bedroom apartments and 20 one-bedroom apartments, all with private kitchens.
Scott Meadows will be named in honor of Wayne Scott of Marion, who donated the 5 acres where Moundview sits and where the new building will be located.
The church group is made up of 11 Marion churches: Ascension Lutheran, Christ Community United Methodist, Faith Lutheran, Prairie Chapel United Methodist, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, St. Joseph Catholic, First Baptist, Marion Christian, Resurrection Lutheran and St. Paul's Lutheran.
Housing projects in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City also were recipients of the grant money. MidAmerica Housing Partnership will receive $164,854 from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program for William B. Quarton Place, a 28-unit apartment project at 85 Harbet Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids.
The complex, for "hard to house" tenants, also received an Iowa Department of Economic Development HOME award for 595,000.
The total development cost for William B. Quarton Place is $2,151,408.
Emerson Point, a proposed 54-unit affordable assisted living housing project at 1355 Shannon Dr., in Iowa City, will receive $572,113 from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
The "Coming Home" demonstration project, developed by Burns & Burns Architects of Iowa City, has $4,212,473 in syndication equity for a total development cost of $5,839,641.

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