Affordable housing project opens in northern Dauphin CountyLykens redevelopment has been in the works since 2011
An affordable housing project in northern Dauphin County that has been in the works since 2011 will officially open today.
The 28-unit Union House Apartments in Lykens is an $11.1 million redevelopment project that received low-income housing tax credits from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held today at 1 p.m.
Dauphin County awarded $500,000 in grants to the project through local gaming grants and the county's Affordable Housing Trust Fund, as well as federal Community Development Block Grant funds.
The apartments are a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Officials have said rents will range from $626 to $899 per month. All utilities are included, plus there is a community laundry room, central air, resident storage and a community room.
Local construction partners included: architect SAA Architects and historic consultant Warehaus, formally LSC Design, both based in York.