October 10, 2022 – Today, HumanGood, in partnership with Inglis Housing Corporation (a division of Inglis), hosted the grand opening of Makemie Court, an affordable, accessible senior housing community in Yeadon, PA, designed with Smart Home technology to promote greater independence for older adults and people with disabilities. Makemie Court is HumanGood’s 100th affordable housing community for seniors, marking a milestone in the organization’s goal to provide affordable senior living communities in the markets they serve.
Designed with Smart Home technology to promote a more independent lifestyle for its residents, Makemie Court brings together Inglis’ nearly five decades of accessible housing design knowledge and 30 years of assistive technology experience to match with HumanGood’s exemplary reputation and track record.
This new development in Delaware County joins the HumanGood family of affordable housing communities throughout California, Washington State, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Delaware, and marks the first housing community for Inglis outside of Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Makemie Court is comprised of 44 newly constructed stylish and spacious one-bedroom apartments in a four-story, mid-rise building. Thirty-two of the units are available for adults 55 years and older, eight are designed for adults with disabilities of any age, and the remaining four apartments will be set aside for adults with disabilities ages 55 and above. The apartments are enabled with technology intended to support accessibility and independence for all residents, including smart doorbells, door locks, and the ability to use voice controlled thermostats, blinds, light switches, and more.
“Makemie Court marks a milestone in our goal to provide affordable senior living communities in the markets we serve,” said Jennifer Kappen, senior vice president, HumanGood Affordable Housing. “We are excited to partner with Inglis Housing Corporation to celebrate the launch of our 100th affordable housing community.”
Makemie Court also includes outdoor amenities to promote wellness and support older adults to live their best possible life. Residents will have access to a gazebo, meditation garden and walking path that connects to Grace Court, HumanGood’s adjacent senior living community. The walking path is designed to encourage socialization with fellow residents. Makemie Court will also have an on-site Resident Services Coordinator to connect residents with supportive services including healthcare, wellness classes and more to meet their evolving health and economic needs.
“The need for accessible and affordable housing is so significant, people with disabilities can wait five years or more to find the right home,” said Dyann Roth, Inglis President & CEO. Partnerships like ours with HumanGood make more housing a reality and creates the opportunity to for people with disabilities and older adults to live as independently as possible.”
A number of special guests spoke at the event and shared their appreciation for the project including John Cochrane, President and CEO, HumanGood; Dyann Roth, President and CEO, Inglis; Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, US-5th Congressional District; Senator Anthony H. Williams, PA-8th Senatorial District; Representative Gina H. Curry, PA-164th Legislative District; Representative Joanna E. McClinton, PA-191st Legislative District; Dr. Monica Taylor, Chair, Delaware County Council; Robin Wiessmann, Executive Director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; and Mary Militello, Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program, Chester Housing Authority.
Funding for Makemie Court came from a collection of multiple public and private funding sources, including low-income housing tax credits from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Other sources of capital included HOME funds from Delaware County, and Affordable Housing Program funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.
ABOUT INGLIS - Founded in 1877, Inglis enables people with disabilities, and those who care for them, to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. Inglis serves more than 2500 people daily throughout the Commonwealth with a special focus in the Greater Philadelphia area. Inglis Housing Corporation is the largest private developer of independent, accessible, and affordable housing in the region. Through Inglis Community Services, Inglis supports independent, community living through innovative day programming, assistive technology, home modifications, supported employment services, certified peer support, and more. In addition, Inglis provides long-term, residential living at Inglis House for adults with significant physical disabilities and complex healthcare needs.
ABOUT HUMANGOOD — HumanGood was founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live life with enthusiasm, confidence and security, regardless of physical, social or economic circumstances. Our mission is to ensure that those we serve have every opportunity to become their best selves as they define it. This extends to those who live in our communities, their family and friends and those who serve them. With approximately 5,000 team members serving more than 13,000 residents in our 22 Life Plan Communities and 100 Affordable Housing communities, HumanGood is the sixth largest nonprofit senior living provider in the country. To learn more, please visit HumanGoodAffordableHousing.org and HumanGood.org.