March 23, 2005 - It's not due to open until late July or early August, but already more than 100 seniors with limited incomes have applied for one of 48 apartments at Unity Gardens, under construction at 124 Tandberg Trail.
"We get more and more calls every day," said Mike Myatt, development officer of Avesta Housing, the Portland nonprofit agency that is developing Unity Gardens "the demand for senior housing in that area is phenomenal."
Those eligible need to be at or below 50 percent of the area median income, which Myatt said rings in at about $22,000 for a single person. The project is subsidized with federal and state dollars. Residents will pay 30 percent of their income toward rent, or about $200 a month, he said.
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