Baker Flats apartments breaks ground Tuesday
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Work is underway on a new affordable housing community for for seniors in Evansville.
Officials held a ground breaking for Baker Flats apartments, which is an $11 million dollar, 52-unit affordable housing project that will house 51 seniors ages 55 and older.
The apartment complex is located on West Illinois Street.
The flats will have one and two bedrooms as well as studios.
Baker Flats is the latest redevelopment project in the Jacobsville Neighborhood. It will sit just behind the new Forge on Main apartment complex.
Officials say seniors who earn between 30 and 60 percent of the median income will be eligible for the apartments.
Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development director, Kelly Coures, says affordable housing is essential.
”It’s needed like water on a hot summer day,” says Coures. “Especially, when you talk about people who are in the 30 percent average area median income bracket. Those are people who lives on disability, social security and really have no other source of income.”
Leasing is expected start in the summer of 2023.
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