HDC to host Virtual Groundbreaking

LEBANON, PA – Guests are invited to join HDC MidAtlantic as the organization celebrates the groundbreaking of Beach Run Apartments, its newest affordable housing community, with a virtual ceremony on June 30 at 11:00 a.m. The event’s program will include remarks from HDC MidAtlantic leadership, and special guests Robin Weissmann, Executive Director of PHFA, Bob Funk, President of Arthur Funk & Sons Construction Services, and Karen Groh, President and CEO of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“The community in and around Fredericksburg has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and there simply aren’t enough affordable housing options for people employed by local businesses. We are excited to help fill that gap with the creation of Beach Run,” HDC President and CEO Dana Hanchin says. “We are proud to bring this vision to the residents and community of Fredericksburg.”

The community will be located along North Center Street in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County, and provide high-quality workforce housing for residents in the area. Beach Run will feature 51 attractive, modern apartments including 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom floorplans. Six of those apartments will comply with Americans with Disabilities Act design standards. Amenities include professional on-site management, on-call maintenance, resident services, a community room, playground, walking trail and on-site parking for residents. Beach Run Apartments will target households earning between $10,780 and $66,560 annually.  Rents will range from $202 and $1,320 per month based on income. 

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) awarded $1,229,445 in Low Income Housing Tax Credits to finance Beach Run Apartments in 2019. The total cost of development is $14.5 million. Other committed sources of funding include Lebanon County Act 137 funds, PennHOMES, and a PHFA Agency First Mortgage. Additional development partners include Architectural Concepts, Arthur Funk & Sons, CREA, LLC, Fulton Bank, Nikolaus & Hohenadel LLP, and Steckbeck Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Construction is slated to begin later this month and be finished by October 2021.

As housing affordability continues to challenge communities across the country, HDC recognizes that it cannot do the work alone, and that these challenges must be faced together in empathy, determination and partnership to build communities that are driven by purpose and passion. HDC is grateful for the additional community support provided by Bell & Evans, Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon County Community Action Partnership, Lebanon Family Health Services, Lebanon County Housing Authority, Lebanon County Planning Department, Lebanon County Commissioners, Lebanon County Redevelopment Authority, Sherwin Williams, and United Way of Lebanon County.

In addition to celebrating the community’s groundbreaking, HDC will also celebrate NeighborWorks America’s annual NeighborWorks Week during the event. NeighborWorks Week celebrates the work of NeighborWorks America’s 240+ network member organizations committed to building strong communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Guests can register for the event and access the live webinar at https://bit.ly/2YkEDxp.

About HDC MidAtlantic 

HDC MidAtlantic envisions a world where a safe, welcoming, affordable place to call home is open to everyone. We believe home shouldn’t be an impossible dream, it should be an attainable reality: we believe housing is a human right. We are resident advocates, trusted developers, property managers, community partners, and collaborators. We are part of the fabric of our towns and cities, and have been working with our neighbors since 1971 to create real change and meaningful connections. As champions of the greater good, we open the door to opportunities and build homes that we can all be proud of.  

HDC owns and/or manages over 3,700 apartments, providing housing that is safe and affordable to those with lower incomes, focusing on seniors, families, and individuals living with disabilities. Serving over 5,000 residents in 58 communities located in urban, suburban and rural areas across Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, HDC builds hope and opportunity for all residents to reach their full potential by creating, preserving, and strengthening affordable housing communities.  

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Public Statement on HDC’s Commitment to Antiracism and Advancing Equity

June 1, 2020 

Like many across America, we at HDC MidAtlantic are outraged by the death of George Floyd, and the persistent systemic racism leading many to see people of color as potential threats rather than neighbors. Floyd’s killing was not only horrific in itself, it represents once again the dehumanizing reality of racism and the depth of oppression permeating many aspects of daily life for people of color. 

HDC MidAtlantic has made advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion a central goal of our organization, in order to do everything we can to break down barriers to affordable housing. We have committed to organization-wide training on equity, diversity and inclusion and committed to applying this lens to all policies and procedures, hiring and human resource practices, and vendor and partner relationships.  

Given these commitments, we understand the anger, trauma, and despair leading millions of Americans to take to the streets in protest in recent days. And we support peaceful, nonviolent protest of unjust social and economic systems. 

We call on elected officials at every level of government to do everything in your power to advance racial equity and inclusion in our communities, and most importantly to enact policies that generate increased economic opportunity and equity for everyone.  

HDC envisions a world where a safe, affordable and welcoming place to call home is open to everyone. This vision cannot become a reality until America fully comes to terms with its legacy of systemic racism. Dismantling the racism that leads to the kind of unjust violence we have witnessed, not just last week but over and over, takes every one of us stepping up to do better. HDC is committed to this, and we look forward to partnering with residents, neighbors, and leaders in every community we serve to advance equity and justice for everyone. 

Dana Hanchin, President and CEO

Steve J. Geisenberger, Chair, Board of Directors

About HDC MidAtlantic 

HDC MidAtlantic envisions a world where a safe, welcoming, affordable place to call home is open to everyone. We believe home shouldn’t be an impossible dream, it should be an attainable reality: we believe housing is a human right. We are resident advocates, trusted developers, property managers, community partners, and collaborators. We are part of the fabric of our towns and cities, and have been working with our neighbors since 1971 to create real change and meaningful connections. As champions of the greater good, we open the door to opportunities and build homes that we can all be proud of.  

HDC owns and/or manages over 3,700 apartments, providing housing that is safe and affordable to those with lower incomes, focusing on seniors, families, and individuals living with disabilities. Serving over 5,000 residents in 58 communities located in urban, suburban and rural areas across Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, HDC builds hope and opportunity for all residents to reach their full potential by creating, preserving, and strengthening affordable housing communities.  

Bold Vision, Bold Brand

Dear friends,

 It is not hard to remember why we do this work in the midst of the COVID19 crisis.  We are needed now more than ever, together with partners and residents to create and strengthen affordable housing communities that are driven by purpose and passion.  

2020 kicked off its HDC’s new strategic direction for the next five years.  Although the last two months have been unlike any season in the life of HDC, we have adapted quickly to keep our residents and employees safe and healthy and position the organization to sustain itself now and for the future.  

But we also know it is important to keep our sights on our new strategic plan and 2020 goalsIn January, HDC kicked off its rebranding efforts: an essential next step to align our visual identity with our new strategic direction, vision, and valuesThis newsletter features our new logo. We are so thrilled with our new visual identity as it exemplifies the hope, opportunity and community that HDC lives and breathes into its work every day.    

HDC believes it’s our duty to do better by our community. We serve every community, every resident, and every member of our team with honor, compassion, and respect. Together we are navigating through the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 crisis. And we are taking action to break down the systemic barriers that result in the most vulnerable populations being the most severely impacted by major crises.

In this edition, you will learn more about our amazing partners and friends, who in big and small ways, have demonstrated compassion and kindness to our residents during this critical time.  You will also learn more about HDC’s leadership as we spotlight our Director of Resident Services, Debbie Gable, who is working tirelessly with her team to reach out to every resident to assess need, connect residents to available resources and ensure housing stability now and in the long term. 

Our bench is deep.  Our hearts are full.  Our will is strong.  We are on the ground getting it done, working with our partners create real change and meaningful connections, even as we social distance. 

With gratitude and hope,

 

 

 

Dana Hanchin