$1.2 million senior living facility coming to Atlanta's westside

True Light Haven on 1810 Anderson Avenue will include a fitness center, a business center with computer stations, a community garden, and a central laundry facility
True Light Haven on 1810 Anderson Avenue will include a fitness center, a business center with computer stations, a community garden, and a central laundry facility

Credit: Invest Atlanta

Credit: Invest Atlanta

Atlantans living on the westside will soon see a new senior living facility after Invest Atlanta's housing committee approved a $1.2 million grant to build a 124-unit near West Lake MARTA station.

True Light Haven on 1810 Anderson Avenue will include a fitness center, a business center with computer stations, a community garden, and a central laundry facility. The National Church Residences, a senior housing nonprofit, is developing the project in partnership with True Light Baptist Church, which will sit a block from the facility.

The funds were approved at the Invest Atlanta's housing committee monthly meeting. The funds will be voted on at next month's Invest Atlanta Board meeting.

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Most of the units will be set aside for seniors 55 and old making 60 percent or blow the median income in the area. The median income in the area is about $35,000Five units will be rented to those earning half that or below.

Derrick Jordan senior project leader of the National Church Residencessaid 95 percent the Penelope Neighbors community is filled with seniors.

“We have a service coordinator that will go up to a three-mile radius outside the community and help and assist seniors in that community,” Jordan said in a release about the facility.

The development is the latest project between Invest Atlanta and National Church Residences. In 2012, Invest Atlanta approved $3.5 million for the 62-unit Betmar Village a senior apartment community near Lakewood Fairgrounds.

A specific construction date for the True Light Haven community has not been released.


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