Aspects of this project:
Saxony Manor is a 224-unit Section 8 senior housing development in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is owned by Franciscan Ministries, Inc. who is a non-profit provider of affordable housing.
This development, constructed in 1970, did not have an accessible community room and had no elevators to serve the fourteen two-story buildings in the development. Franciscan Ministries engaged Horizon to apply for Section 42 Housing Tax credits to allow for construction of a community building and connection to three residential buildings; thereby providing accessibility to 21% of the residential units.
The new community building houses a large community room with a full kitchen and accessible offices for the property management staff and the resident service coordinators, who serve the residents. In addition, the Housing Tax credit will allow for adding a sprinkler system in all fourteen buildings. As part of the remodel, all residents were temporarily relocated so that extensive renovations could be completed in each unit.