Whitehall News

More senior housing approved by council

At new council member's first meeting, city OKs addition to East Broad Street campus


A second phase of Eastway Village will be constructed after Whitehall City Council, at their Jan. 7 meeting, unanimously approved a special permit allowing construction of the addition.

In September 2013, Homeport, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for low-income senior citizens, dedicated a newly constructed campus of 36 one-bedroom and 30 two-bedroom apartment homes at 4237 E. Broad St.

The organization is poised to build two additional apartment buildings, comprising 28 units, after receiving approval at the Jan. 7 meeting of council.

The residences are available to those 55 and older and the maximum annual income is $28,560 for one-person households and $32,640 for two-person households, as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Eastway Village represents the third senior-specific housing development of Homeport.

The organization operates about 2,000 residential units in Franklin County and contiguous counties, available for all age groups.

The Jan. 7 meeting was the first for Ward 3 Councilman Larry Morrison.

A swearing-in ceremony for Morrison, as well as for Ward 1 Councilman Chris Rodriguez, Ward 2 Councilman Wes Kantor and Ward 4 Councilman Van Gregg -- all of whom ran unopposed in November -- was held prior to the Jan. 7 meeting.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Whitehall City Council is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Whitehall City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road.