The Sheyenne Senior Housing project in West Fargo, ND, is making a great addition of needed senior housing in Cass County. We visited with both Dalton Olson, Roers Project Manager, and Derek Johnson, Deputy Director of Housing Authority of Cass County to get the latest scoop on how the project is coming along. The project is on track to open in June of 2021.
Here are some updates from Dalton:
Q – How many units per phase?
A – Two Buildings Monterey and Brighton Place. Monterey has 40 and Brighton has 45.
Q – What is a highlight so far on this project?
A – A highlight of working on this project has been seeing how exciting the owners and developers are when walking through the buildings, Each other week we have a walk through where they are expressing how excited they are to have this be their new home.
Q – What kind of amenities will a resident receive while living here?
A – Some amenities will be: heated ground level parking, two Community rooms, two elevators, wellness and exercise room.
Next, we met up with Derek to provide perspective from the Housing Authority of Cass County:
Q – Some of the common areas are the community room and the community entertainment room. How do you go about keeping the seniors safe (COVID-19) in those areas?
A – We are constantly monitoring a variety of local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 and will make decisions about use of these common areas based on guidelines at that time. We have a number of gathering areas throughout the building that are well-ventilated and allow for social distancing.
Q – What will this project mean for housing for seniors?
A – For seniors living primarily on Social Security, the financial impact will be immense. Residents will pay 30% of their adjusted gross income in rent, and the remainder is subsidized by the Housing Authority through the Section 8 program.
Q – Can you talk about the partnership thus far with Roers and the Housing Authority of Cass County?
A – Roers has been great to work with through the process. The management team is responsive to our inquiries and provides great updates and communication to us regarding the progress.
Keep up to date on the progresses at https://www.roers.com/project/sheyenne-senior-housing/ .