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And in more Ward 1 news, yesterday Mayor Adrian Fenty and Councilmember Jim Graham celebrated the completion of a renovation at Ontario Court Apartments, a 27-unit affordable housing complex that includes the new Jubilee JumpStart Early Childhood Development Center.
According to Jubilee’s website, the building has “six one-bedroom apartments, 18 two-bedroom apartments and three three-bedroom apartments for low-to-moderate-income families earning up to 80 percent of area median income (AMI), with more than half of all of the apartments designated for families earning 30 percent or less of AMI.”
Well, that’s refreshing. I’m so sick of hearing about a handful of units designated for people making 80 percent of the area median income ($99,000)—-Don’t call it “affordable housing,” if that’s all you’ve put together.
In this case, the city provided “$3.5 million from DHCD’s Housing Production Trust Fund for improvements such as new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, new carpeting, upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, installation of new security systems, new air conditioning, and new laundry equipment,” according to a press release. The entire renovation cost $9.4 million.