MONTICELLO – New Hope Community, which has until now operated group homes for those it serves with intellectual or other developmental disabilities, is partnering with a local builder to construct 64 apartments in the Village of Monticello.
The complex, consisting of three, three-story buildings will be constructed on Pleasant Street Extension. Twenty-five percent of the residences will be set aside for people currently associated with New Hope Community. All apartments will be available at fair market value to the general public and would be appealing as workforce housing, seniors and students, agency officials say.
The project, to be constructed by local builder Sonny Patel, has begun with completion expected in the spring 2020.
New Hope President Bhakar Singh said there is interest from prospective renters already.
“If you look in our county and the same goes for Monticello, the quality apartments that people look for housing that is affordable is difficult to find so this is meeting that need. Our staff has expressed it and so have other people,” Singh said.
The one- and two-bedroom apartments will feature smart technology compatibility and will be ADA compliant.
Singh said if demand is high, New Hope will consider constructing additional apartments.