Housing Authority of Bowling Green Breaks Ground to Help House More Seniors
[Photo: HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Michael Browder speaks at Housing Authority of Bowling Ground groundbreaking for Senior Housing (photo credit Housing Authority of Bowling Green)]
HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Michael Browder speaks at Housing Authority of Bowling Ground groundbreaking for Senior Housing
Photo credit: Housing Authority of Bowling Green

More than 20 people recently gathered as Housing Authority of Bowling Green Executive Director Abraham Williams and other officials broke ground on the new Fort Webb II senior housing for person 55 and older. The second phase of Fort Webb housing will include 20 new units, 16 of which will be 1-bedroom apartments. The other 4 will be 2-bedrooms to help accommodate live-in caretakers.

Of the $2.7 million project, HUD contributed $1 million through the Community Development Block Grant program.

HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Michael Browder praised Williams for moving the project forward.

“He's (Williams) been very instrumental in being able to leverage the community support and to be able to acquire the funding and get the money through these channels, which is not easy to help those we mutually serve," said Browder.

The development is expected to be complete by Spring 2019.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.