A New Senior Housing Development in Scenic Warrensburg, Missouri
Murphy Lake is a newly constructed, 24-unit housing development for the elderly. The apartment complex is nestled into a quiet wooded area overlooking a small lake, located in the south part of Warrensburg, Missouri. Residents live in a peaceful and serene environment where deer and wild birds are frequent visitors.
On Friday, September 12, 2008, Vera Francis, the first Murphy Lake resident, joined the Most Reverend Robert Finn, Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph, along with federal and local officials, project partners and a host of well-wishers at a dedication ceremony that included a blessing of the building by the Most Reverend Robert Finn. Although a light rain fell steadily throughout the ceremony, it neither dampened the joyous occasion nor the excitement felt by all those in attendance.
Murphy Lake is one of ten properties built by Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph through the Bishop Boland Institute for Housing and Community Development. Bishop Boland Institute received a $2.7 million dollar HUD grant under the Department's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program in 2005. The final grant amount awarded was $3 million. It is the first grant of its kind in Warrensburg.
The Bishop Boland Institute for Housing and Community Development developed the property and will oversee its management through Yarco Company. The Institute designs communities specifically for senior adults. Murphy Lake offers a safe and secure living environment, recreational opportunities, local services and amenities, as well as affordable rents to its residents.
In addition to funding the construction and rehabilitation of projects to create apartments for low-income elderly persons, HUD's Section 202 grants subsidize rents for five years. Residents pay 30 percent of their adjusted income. To be eligible for the program, a resident's income must be less than 50 percent of the area median. Bishop Boland Institute received a five-year rental subsidy in the amount of $380,000.
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