Assemblymember Jim Wood Secures $1.435 Million for McKinleyville Senior Community Development
Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) obtained $1.435 million in state funding to assist in a McKinleyville development by Life Plan Humboldt (LPH), which will be a resident-led not-for-profit senior community of 144 homes, including 60 affordable senior homes, with services available to ensure residents can age in place.
Wood will present the check to LPH this Wednesday, September 20, 2:30 pm, at the property site in the McKinleyville Town Center (link to map). Media are invited to attend.
“Life Plan Humboldt is grateful for this significant support to our ongoing fundraising campaign and brings us closer to our goal,” said Dr. Ann Lindsay, President. “We are committed to access, and our success will enable construction of up to 60 affordable senior homes on the campus by a nonprofit partner. We will open up housing as we downsize, create good jobs and stimulate the McKinleyville economy. Life Plan Humboldt is proud to jumpstart development of the McKinleyville Town Center.”
LPH is a tax-exempt nonprofit formed to plan, build and support a mixed-income Life Plan Community in Humboldt County. It aims to create a resident-led, aging-in-place community in Humboldt providing secure, accessible homes in an environmentally responsible setting that supports independence, socialization, personal growth, community involvement and intellectual stimulation. LPH will provide a continuum of services to address changing needs over time.
LPH has entered into an agreement to purchase a 14+ acre property in McKinleyville to create a campus-like residential setting. Ground-breaking is expected in two to five years.
“I was very pleased to find state funding for a development that will allow seniors to age in place and receive the services they need to live a fulfilling life,” said Wood. “Developments like LPH are needed throughout the state so that our aging population can live comfortably, safely and near their families.”
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