NEW: Low-income housing for seniors coming to Venice

Officials tried to buy his church several times, though the pastor refused.

“It’s awful to go back on their agreement just because they saw something that they wanted,” Mitchell said. “I don’t care if (the former residents) were white, black or whatever, you just don’t treat people like that.”

Regardless, phase one of Venetian Walk is well under way.

Since January, 201 Grove St. N. has been buzzing with activity. All four floors have been completed, and a roof will drape the building in about a month.

Brooks and Freund, the construction company tasked with completing the $8 million project, hoped to have the apartments finished by January 2014, but delays caused by wet weather have pushed the grand opening to February or March.

“January is still the target completion date,” said Tom Karr, the project’s superintendent, “but the rain has been a challenge.”

Once residents get the green light to move in, they will find units that look more like hotel rooms than government housing.

The 53 one-bedroom units and eight two-bedroom units are ADA accessible and feature nurse-calling buttons.

Every apartment has a screened lanai or a sun room.
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CPP needs more Hud Reverse Mortgage than a ‘modest’ fix to help middle-income retirees

MICHAEL WOLFSON Wednesday, Jul. 17 2013, 12:13 PM EDT Last updated AA Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and his provincial counterparts, last December, agreed to consider options for a modest expansion of the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans in June, 2013. June has come and gone without this meeting. If and when a meeting does occur, it will likely be behind closed doors, and Canadians will not know what kinds of modest expansion options are being discussed. However, if the rare tea leaves provided by finance ministers are any guide, Canadians nearing retirement shouldnt hold out much hope that these reforms will save the day. More Related to this Story Former Trentonworks Railcar Plant employee Ernie MacInnis at his home with his grand-daughter Margie Ann in Trenton, Nova Scotia.
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