Today, SC UpLift Community Outreach broke ground for the SC UpLift’s Legacy Home Renovation Project for Older Adults.
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 area median income (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 at (803) 691-4742 or firstname.lastname@example.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.