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Heritage Woods senior complex opens in Gurnee

Checking out model apartment (from left) are Susan Wrzeszcz RN Algonqunurse liaiswith Amedisys Home Health Care Jennene Hansen Johnsburg marketing

Checking out a model apartment (from left) are Susan Wrzeszcz RN of Algonquin a nurse liaison with Amedisys Home Health Care, Jennene Hansen of Johnsburg the marketing director with Heritage Woods of McHenry, Radhika Patel of Algonquin an account executive with Amedisys Home Health Care, Sharon Mueller of Crystal Lake an account specialist with Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois and Mary Pat Scoltock of Lake Villa an account specialist with Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois at the at the new Heritage Woods of Gurnee. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: November 20, 2012 10:53AM

Heritage Woods of Gurnee, a 105-apartment supportive living affordable development for senior citizens, is now open.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority celebrated the opening of Heritage Woods, 3775 Grand Ave., Wednesday.

The IHDA, the state’s housing finance agency, provided federal tax credits that generated more than $7.5 million in private equity to build the 105 apartments. The development, which includes studio and one-bedroom units, was developed by Barron Development LLC of Chicago. BMA Management, Ltd., of Bradley, is the property manager.

“Heritage Woods of Gurnee provides quality affordable senior housing for our seniors who have contributed much to their communities and deserve a safe and decent place to call home,” said IHDA Executive Director Mary Kenney.

The Illinois Supportive Living Program offers an affordable alternative to nursing home care for low-income seniors aged 65 and older, she said. By combining apartment-style housing with personal care and other health and wellness services, residents can live independently.

“We thank the Illinois Housing Development Authority for this tax credit investment that helped make Heritage Woods of Gurnee possible,” said Stephen Barron, president of Barron Development. “Heritage Woods will help meet the tremendous need in the Gurnee and Waukegan area for assisted living that is affordable for all, especially for low-income older adults.”

To qualify for the affordable housing, residents must earn at or below 60 percent of the area median income, or $31,860 for a one-person household in Lake County. For more information about Heritage Woods of Gurnee, call (847) 623-6300 or visit www.bma-mgmt.con/heritagewoodsgurnee.

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