HARRISBURG – Minersville’s Miners Loft will receive $375,000 in tax credits to build a LIFE Geisinger Health Services facility within the complex, according to Senator David G. Argall and Representative-elect Tim Twardzik. Since Miner’s Loft will provide affordable housing for seniors, the inclusion of this facility will support healthy living for future residents while also allowing them to live more independently.
The Miners Loft is converting a long-vacant garment factory on Lewis Street in Minersville into 30 senior citizen residential units. It will also feature commercial space for adult day care and medical services. The project previously received funding through tax credits and through the PennHOMES program administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Financing Agency (PHFA) as well as an additional $1,075,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund (PHARE).
“This is an excellent example of converting a site which has been abandoned for generations into quality housing in our neighborhoods, which can only be accomplished through bipartisan cooperation and partnerships between public and private citizens,” said Argall. “I would like to thank everyone involved with this project, especially former Representative Neal Goodman, Bud Quandel, Craig Shields and the rest of the QSP Development team, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), PHFA, and Mid Penn Bank for helping make this a reality. Miners Loft will be a wonderful residence for seniors who want to stay in their communities and live independently but need a little extra support.”
“The LIFE Geisinger Health Services facility is an innovative solution to bring healthcare to seniors in the community,” said Twardzik. “Having access to health services in Miners Loft is a good model for other communities to investigate.”
“The QSP Development partnership, a partnership of Noble “Bud” Quandel and Craig Shields, is very grateful to Senator Argall, Rep. Neal Goodman, DCED, PHFA, and Mid Penn Bank for their support and contributions in bringing this exceptional project to fruition,” said Bud Quandel, the Executive Chairman of Quandel Enterprises. “This is a perfect example of the synergy possible when a vision for the future comes together with the members of great team involved in a public private partnership.
For information on how to apply for one of the 30 residential units, call 570-339-5844.
Contact: Jim Brugger 717.787.2637