The Coshocton County Beacon December 4, 2019 - Page 6
Heritage Apartments renovations almost complete
By Josie Sellers
Josie Sellers | Beacon
Josie Sellers | Beacon
For the first time in 49 years, the Heritage Apartments on North Street are being completely updated on the inside
for a part-time social services employee.
of a person’s income and is Section 8 Housing. The first
“Our goal is for this employee to become a partner for
step to becoming a resident is completing a pre-appli-
our tenants, someone who can help them obtain jobs,
cation. Individuals are then placed on a waiting list and
work on resumes and hopefully put trainings on,” Secrest contacted when units become available. At that time an
said. “We want it to be someone our residents are com-
applicant’s income and assets are verified and a back-
fortable to talk to.”
ground check is obtained. If all guidelines are met, a
Those who were living in the apartments were relocated
move in date is then scheduled.
on site while renovations were being done and apartments
“We do a one year lease and then annual recertifica-
were not filled if people left any time during the process.
tion,” Secrest said. “We process interim changes in jobs
“The tenants that were here before love the new renova- and families too.”
tions,” Secrest said.
Applications can be picked up at the office located at 1520
They have 12 units left to complete, which will be
North St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through
completed before Dec. 31, but are ready to welcome new
Friday. The complex features one, two and three bedroom
residents to the complex.
units. For more information, call 740-622-1412, or you can
Rent at the Heritage Apartments is based on 30 percent contact Tara Secrest directly at 740-622-9801 ext. 1022.
COSHOCTON – For the first time in 49 years, the Heritage
Apartments located at 1520 North St. in Coshocton, are
being completely renovated.
The 52 units of multi-family affordable housing were
built in 1970 and acquired by Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Com-
munity Action Commission in 2000. At that time Kno-
Ho-Co did a modest renovation and has kept up with
routine repairs and replacements, but the property has
largely remained as constructed. That, however, changed
after Kno-Ho-Co was awarded tax credits in July 2017 and
then started a complete renovation in January 2019.
“They were built in 1970 and were definitely showing
it,” said Tara Secrest, housing co-director. “One unit had
multiple layers of tile just in the kitchen area. It was defi-
nitely time for a facelift.”
All of the apartments have been remodeled inside and
outside. They all now have central air conditioning and all
have energy efficient appliances. Each unit will also have
a small storage unit as well. There are six fully handicap
accessible one floor unit plans and two one floor sensory
units for residents who are visually or hearing impaired.
“We have also added a half bath to our three bedroom
units. This was a great added feature for those with larger
families.” Secrest said.
An updated laundry facility was completed and a newly
constructed community building was built. The com-
munity building will house the leasing office, as well as
provide a place for trainings and a general location for
residents to have a common place to get together.
The previous leasing office will become an office space
Emergency Services & Shelters
& Health Services
Home Energy Assistance (HEAP)
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Making our service area a better place to live. www.knohoco.org
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