Forest Hills Veterans Housing
1844 Ardmore Blvd, Forest Hills, PA 15221
Status: Construction Start: Spring 2017
Program: 41 units of affordable housing, 21 with a preference for veterans, 20 with a preference for seniors
Total Development Cost: $13.4M
Funding Partners: Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, BNY Mellon, National Equity Fund, Allegheny County Economic Development
Community Partners: Forest Hills CDC, Veterans Leadership Program
Development Team: RSH Architects, Nelcon Inc., Iams Consulting, Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc.
Forest Hills Veterans Housing, located on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills, is one of ACTION-Housing’s most recent developments. The project, currently in the design-development stage, will involve the adaptive reuse of a vacant and abandoned building and the construction of a two-story addition to create 41 units of affordable housing. Twenty-one of the units will have a preference for veterans and twenty will have a preference for seniors. Six units will be fully accessible, including two units for hearing and vision impaired individuals.
Amenities in the building include a community room with a large outdoor patio for use by all residents, laundry facilities on each floor, and dedicated offices for both management and supportive services. The development will provide critical housing and supportive services while taking advantage of its location in an area of opportunity that offers a wide range of amenities and services to all residents.
The project is located along Ardmore Boulevard at a catalytic location at the gateway to the Borough of Forest Hills.