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by DAVID DISHNEAU | July 18, 2004
MCHENRY, Md. - Move to Deep Creek Lake and "live where you play," the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce urges visitors. But many employees in the resort area can't afford to live where they work. On Friday, Gov. Robert Ehrlich helped break ground for a residential development that will create affordable rental housing for workers at the lake. The taxpayer-subsidized Mountain Village West project will put 30 townhomes this year and 30 more next year on a hill across U.S. 219 from the Deep Creek Mountain Resort, a thrumming economic engine.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | May 20, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com Residents of nearly 30 percent of Hagerstown's rental properties use some form of government subsidy to help pay their rent, according to a study performed recently by the city planning department. Planning Director Kathleen Maher said the numbers raise several questions, including whether the city has a disproportionate level of low-income renters, whether subsidy programs unduly concentrate low-income housing, and what, if anything, should be done.
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By GREGORY T. SIMMONS | May 29, 2004
HAGERSTOWN Hagerstown has a lower percentage of state- and federal-subsidized housing than Annapolis, Frostburg, Salisbury and Baltimore, according to a recent analysis of housing subsidies in seven Maryland cities. City officials have been looking at ways to boost the level of homeownership in the city, as well as ways to limit the amount of rental housing, including subsidized housing in which renters must earn less than a government-set level to qualify for housing assistance.
NEWS
October 29, 2004
Washington Garden Apartments & Townhouses, a 100-unit housing complex on Security Road in Hagerstown, was bought Thursday by a Boston nonprofit organization, according to a news release. Washington Gardens has participated in federal Housing and Urban Development low-income housing subsidy programs since it was built in 1982, including the Section 8 program, officials said. Preservation of Affordable Housing, the Boston group that bought the complex, will maintain the complex as subsidized housing for families and soon will begin renovations, officials said.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors approved funding Thursday for a controversial townhome complex in the borough's southwest end, according to a news release from the group building the project. Valley Housing Development Corp., the Chambersburg, Pa., organization spearheading the Valley Terrace Townhomes project, said the money for the 22-unit, $2.6 million subsidized housing project planned for Waynesboro's Wayne Gardens area was approved at the state finance agency's November meeting Thursday in Harrisburg, Pa. "The funding was approved ... because Valley Housing Development Corp.
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by JANET HEIM | May 4, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com When the organization Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. bought Washington Gardens Apartments & Townhouses about six months ago, one of its goals was to improve the quality of life for residents there, officials said. "We're a nonprofit focused on fixing up and renovating affordable housing," said Amy Anthony, POAH president. Washington Gardens provides subsidized housing in its 100-unit housing complex on Security Road in Hagerstown.
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By DON AINES | November 19, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was recovering from multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday as police continued to look for those responsible for a Tuesday night shooting on the 200 block of Birch Street. Anthony S. Nimley, 23, of 57 N. Second St., was listed in good condition Wednesday at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Witnesses said he was shot in the neck, arm and leg as he stood on the porch of a house in a subsidized housing complex.
NEWS
By DON AINES | November 20, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Over the objections of some residents, the Chambersburg Borough Council on Monday gave its conditional endorsement of a plan to build a 32-unit subsidized housing complex for senior citizens on property now part of Southgate Mall. The condition is that PIRHL Developers of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and Paran Management, the Cleveland company that owns the mall, come up with what Councilman Glenn Manns called "an ironclad agreement" to make improvements at the mall.
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By DON AINES | November 30, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. ? Over the objections of some residents, the Chambersburg Borough Council on Monday gave its conditional endorsement of a plan to build a 32-unit subsidized housing complex for senior citizens on property now part of Southgate Mall. The condition is that PIRHL Developers of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and Paran Management, the Cleveland company that owns the mall, come up with what Councilman Glenn Manns called "an ironclad agreement" to make improvements at the mall.
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by JANET HEIM | May 4, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com When the organization Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. bought Washington Gardens Apartments & Townhouses about six months ago, one of its goals was to improve the quality of life for residents there. "We're a nonprofit focused on fixing up and renovating affordable housing," said Amy Anthony, POAH president. Washington Gardens provides subsidized housing in its 100-unit housing complex on Security Road in Hagerstown. To show its support for the community, Anthony and two other representatives of the Boston-based nonprofit presented a check for $25,000 to the Hagerstown Police Athletic League on Monday, April 25. Hagerstown Mayor Bill Breichner joined residents of the housing complex for the check presentation and reception.
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By ERIN JULIUS | September 24, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Dinner on this cold night consists of steamers, rice, salad, chocolate cake and cookies. Some diners are sitting at the plastic tables in the REACH Cold Weather Shelter, finishing their meals. Others, intoxicated, are helping each other stumble into the shelter. Volunteers watching them from the window comment on whether the two men will make it up the stairs. The rule here is that the guests must be able to make it to the shelter, and up the stairs, on their own. Or, as one volunteer put it, "They have to make it up under their own steam.
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By DON AINES | November 20, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Over the objections of some residents, the Chambersburg Borough Council on Monday gave its conditional endorsement of a plan to build a 32-unit subsidized housing complex for senior citizens on property now part of Southgate Mall. The condition is that PIRHL Developers of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and Paran Management, the Cleveland company that owns the mall, come up with what Councilman Glenn Manns called "an ironclad agreement" to make improvements at the mall.
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by JANET HEIM | May 4, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com When the organization Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. bought Washington Gardens Apartments & Townhouses about six months ago, one of its goals was to improve the quality of life for residents there, officials said. "We're a nonprofit focused on fixing up and renovating affordable housing," said Amy Anthony, POAH president. Washington Gardens provides subsidized housing in its 100-unit housing complex on Security Road in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | May 4, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com When the organization Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. bought Washington Gardens Apartments & Townhouses about six months ago, one of its goals was to improve the quality of life for residents there. "We're a nonprofit focused on fixing up and renovating affordable housing," said Amy Anthony, POAH president. Washington Gardens provides subsidized housing in its 100-unit housing complex on Security Road in Hagerstown. To show its support for the community, Anthony and two other representatives of the Boston-based nonprofit presented a check for $25,000 to the Hagerstown Police Athletic League on Monday, April 25. Hagerstown Mayor Bill Breichner joined residents of the housing complex for the check presentation and reception.
NEWS
by DON AINES | January 31, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg and other entitlement local governments in the Community Development Block Grants program face a 10 percent cut in funding this year, according to Phil Wolgemuth, the borough's planning director. "The federal deficit is catching us all," Wolgemuth told the Borough Council last week. The 2005 grant to the borough will be $300,415, down from $331,922 in 2004, he said. In addition to Chambersburg, other entitlement communities in Franklin County are Waynesboro, Pa., and Shippensburg, Pa., as well as the county.
NEWS
October 29, 2004
Washington Garden Apartments & Townhouses, a 100-unit housing complex on Security Road in Hagerstown, was bought Thursday by a Boston nonprofit organization, according to a news release. Washington Gardens has participated in federal Housing and Urban Development low-income housing subsidy programs since it was built in 1982, including the Section 8 program, officials said. Preservation of Affordable Housing, the Boston group that bought the complex, will maintain the complex as subsidized housing for families and soon will begin renovations, officials said.
NEWS
by DAVID DISHNEAU | July 18, 2004
MCHENRY, Md. - Move to Deep Creek Lake and "live where you play," the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce urges visitors. But many employees in the resort area can't afford to live where they work. On Friday, Gov. Robert Ehrlich helped break ground for a residential development that will create affordable rental housing for workers at the lake. The taxpayer-subsidized Mountain Village West project will put 30 townhomes this year and 30 more next year on a hill across U.S. 219 from the Deep Creek Mountain Resort, a thrumming economic engine.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 11, 2004
HAGERSTOWN gregs@herald-mail.com A change in local housing policy would lower the concentration of poor people within Hagerstown city limits and increase the concentration in Washington County, and would benefit residents in both, a Washington, D.C., policy expert said Thursday. David Rusk was hired by the city to analyze housing and economic data. He told city and county officials and business leaders Thursday that both the city and the county should consider adopting "inclusionary zoning" rules.
NEWS
By GREGORY T. SIMMONS | May 29, 2004
HAGERSTOWN Hagerstown has a lower percentage of state- and federal-subsidized housing than Annapolis, Frostburg, Salisbury and Baltimore, according to a recent analysis of housing subsidies in seven Maryland cities. City officials have been looking at ways to boost the level of homeownership in the city, as well as ways to limit the amount of rental housing, including subsidized housing in which renters must earn less than a government-set level to qualify for housing assistance.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | May 20, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com Residents of nearly 30 percent of Hagerstown's rental properties use some form of government subsidy to help pay their rent, according to a study performed recently by the city planning department. Planning Director Kathleen Maher said the numbers raise several questions, including whether the city has a disproportionate level of low-income renters, whether subsidy programs unduly concentrate low-income housing, and what, if anything, should be done.
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