(WBTV) With prayers and the sprinkling of holy water, a new housing facility was formally dedicated Thursday in Salisbury.
Built by the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Housing Corporation, it is designed to serve an urgent need in our area, and it’s not just for Catholics. It is specifically for low income senior adults. There is a great and growing need across the Charlotte area for this kind of housing, and the Bishop of the Charlotte Diocese says it’s an important ministry of the church.
According to Bishop Peter Jugis, the need for affordable senior housing is great. He says the effort started was a response to senior housing needs throughout North Carolina, and is not limited to those just of the Catholic denomination.
Rent is based on income. The apartments feature a number of amenities. There is a similar apartment building in Mooresville, and one is now being planned in Charlotte.
Applicants for the apartments must be 62 or over. The maximum gross income for eligibility for a single person is no more than $19.950, for a couple, no more than $22,800. For more information or to apply, call 336-765-3906.