The second phase of construction of the Covenant Harbor senior
housing complex in Oak Harbor is expected to be completed around the end of the year, John Henry, the director of facilities development and management for Lutheran Homes Society said last week.
When complete, the 24 new one-bedroom, independent living apartments will be available for low-income seniors age 62 and older.
The Housing and Urban Development-subsidized project is being constructed next to the 14 existing Covenant Harbor apartments at 234 Finke Road that were built in 2005.
In addition to the apartments, construction includes new office space, a kitchen, and a community room, which will be available for use by area residents.
The new building is partially roofed and the interior mechanical and electrical rough-in work has started, Henry said.
Sue Perrin, manager, said residents are able to remain independent while living at the apartments.
“The affordability; the socialization opportunities, especially during the long winter months; friendships made while living here; the benefits of an ADA compliant building and parking area: and the on-site service coordinator who helps residents find services that allow them to remain independent are all positive aspects about living at Covenant Harbor that residents share with me frequently,” she said.
Covenant Harbor is one of 13 senior housing communities managed by LHS Housing Services, a subsidiary ministry of Lutheran Homes Society.