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In brief: Housing project for disabled dedicated

Officials cut the ribbon for the first fully accessible,
low-income housing development in central Pennsylvania on Feb. 4.

Officials cut the ribbon for the first fully accessible,
low-income housing development in central Pennsylvania on Feb. 4.

The 12 units of Swatara
Township’s Baldwin Village
are designed for individuals with disabilities. The special features include
roll-in showers, lower countertops and light switches and fire-safety systems
to alert people with hearing or visual impairments.

The project was sponsored by the Center for Independent
Living of Central Pennsylvania
, Mohn Street Accessible Housing Inc. and
Tri-County Housing Development Corp.

Various federal and local sources contributed funding.

Baldwin
Village received 70
applications for its 12 units within a two-week period, officials said.

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