Community Homes of Lebanon Valley will hold a groundbreaking 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 for the much anticipated Canal Street Affordable Housing Project at the intersection of North Seventh Avenue and Canal Street in north Lebanon.
This ceremony, which comes after almost five years of planning and fundraising, signals the start of construction of the first eight of 23 handicap accessible one- and two-bedroom housing units for households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income.
“This is Community Homes newest affordable housing development, and is a departure from our standard fare,” CEO Charlie Rush said in a release.
“Attendees and the public will see firsthand why we are excited to be developing affordable new housing in Lebanon County.”
Rush thanked Jonestown JBT Bank President and CEO Troy Peters for arranging a significant contribution from JBT and for rallying “his peers in the community bank industry to make contributions of their own.”
Speakers at the event will include Lebanon County Commissioners Chairman Robert Phillips; Peters; Community Homes Chairman/President Glenn Wenger; and a representative of the Federal Home Loan Bank.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer