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Historic flooding in 2011 displaced Minot’s oldest neighborhoods, causing many people to lose their homes, especially the elderly. With dollars from the National Disaster Resilience Community Development Block Grant to assist recovery and resiliency, EAPC is designing new affordable housing for the 55+ population.
- 3-story, wood-framed, 54 affordable housing (mix of one and two bedroom) units for individuals 55+ on a 3.5 acre lot; 20% of units are fully accessible featuring universal design
- HUD special requirements for new construction are included such as Energy Star standards for lighting, ventilation, etc.
- To break up the 200+ feet of siding, EAPC designed multiple roof lines, creating interesting patterns from a combination of materials
- Complex includes a secure entrance, elevator, community room with kitchen, patio with grill, fitness room, beauty shop, guest suite, and two attached parking garages
- Systems include fire alarm, code compliant smoke detectors, special equipment for visual and hearing impaired units, and future CCTV monitoring
- Partners of this new affordable housing complex include Beyond Shelter, Inc., City of Minot, Minot Housing Authority, North Dakota Housing Agency, and Bank of North Dakota