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South Carolina Non-profit breaks ground on a NEW Senior SmartHOME Legacy Home for Older Adults

September 29, 2018
Monique McDaniels
Community, Family

Today, SC UpLift Community Outreach broke ground for the SC UpLift’s Legacy Home Renovation Project for Older Adults.Judy Street Images and Rendering

SC UpLift Legacy Home for Older Adults will be a universal designed two bedroom/ one bath home designated as an affordable senior rental property. The home will feature multiple technologies that will enable an older adult to age in place including energy efficiency appliances, anti-fatigue flooring to prevent fall-related injuries, a tele-health system, and a security and automation system. In addition the home will be wired to incorporate future technologies as they become available.

The property will be rented to a senior age 62 or older whose income is 60% or below AMI. Renovations will begin mid-June and the property will be available for occupancy October 2018. Rental applications are currently being accepted. For more information contact Kevin Wimberly |(803) 691-4742| kevinwimberly@scuplift.org.

This is a historic collaborative effort between SC Uplift Community Outreach, Richland County Community Development, the University of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence, and Palmetto Health.

The footage from today’s groundbreaking can be downloaded from our Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w5pmmlhkpqvn2ht/smarthome-WACH.mp4?dl=0

The footage includes, in this order:

· Interview: Kevin Wimberly, SC Uplift Founder/CEO

· Podium speaker: Shaun Owens, Assistant professor, USC College of Social Work, Director for Strategy and Innovation, USC SmartHOME

· Podium speaker: Jocelyn Jennings, Richland County Government Community Coordinator, Community Planning & Development Department

· Assorted B-roll follows

Attachments:

· Media Release: South Carolina Non-profit breaks ground on a NEW Senior SmartHOME

· Judy Street Images and rendering

Media note:

Picture 1: (L to R) Jocelyn Jennings, Richland County Community Development; Kecia Lara, Richland County Unsafe Housing Director; Dr. Shaun Owens, USC Professor and Director of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence; Stacey McPhail, Palmetto Health; Kevin Wimberly, SC UpLift Founder/CEO; Pastor Clyde Holliday, Trenholm Acres Neighborhood President

Picture 2: (L to R) Pastor Clyde Holliday, Trenholm Acres Neighborhood President; Jocelyn Jennings, Richland County Community Development; Kevin Wimberly, SC UpLift Founder/CEO; Dr. Shaun Owens, USC Professor and Director of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence; Amelia Bischoff, Palmetto Health.

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Founded in 2008, SC Uplift Community Outreach is a federally exempt community development corporation that provides affordable housing for low to moderate income individuals and families. Since 2009, we have received approximately $726,000 to develop and provide various affordable housing projects in the midlands region of South Carolina. We have also been able to assist approximately 60 seniors with home repairs to maintain the health and safety of their homes.

 

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