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Senior apartment complex to add units

June 27, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Fifty-six units will be added to the Francis Murphy Senior Apartments in Hagerstown, increasing affordable housing opportunities for seniors.

Interfaith Alliance, formerly Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland, announced Thursday that the group anticipates seniors to start moving into the new apartments on Aug. 1, according to a written statement.

The new apartments will bring the total number of units in the complex to 120.

The three-story independent living community at 20014 Rosebank Way in Hagerstown was named after the late P. Francis Murphy, former Western Vicar for the Catholic Archdiocese in Baltimore, according to the statement.

The apartments are available to seniors, age 62 or older, whose incomes are 60 percent or less than Washington County's annual median income of $37,327.

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That means seniors making less than $22,040 per year may qualify to rent an apartment, according to the statement. Rent is based on the income of each tenant.

Apartments, including handicapped-accessible units, are still available, according to the statement.

Anyone interested in an apartment may call Site Manager Pam Schnebly at 240-313-9300 for an application, brochure and/or tour of the new units.

The complex is managed by the Housing Authority of Washington County.

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