Archive for January, 2013

Documenting the Need for Affordable Housing for the Elderly

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
DGN III Lottery for Affordable Housing

Waiting for the lottery for first 75. DGN receives over 678 applications for 75 units opening in mid April 2013!


JPH & Associates is the consultant overseeing DGN Towers III, a 75-unit HUD Section 202 being developed in Pembroke Pines, Florida by Miami Jewish health Systems (MJHS).
DGN III Lottery for Affordable Housing
On January 24th, 2013, at 3pm, MJHS staff began a lottery drawing for the upcoming 75 new apartment units. Advertised in late December 2012, staff handed out over 1,000 applications of which 678 had been returned by the 2pm cutoff of January 25th.
DGN III Lottery for Affordable Housing

First Applicant Drawn from Lottery


Staff reported hundreds in attendance for the drawing. Staff utilized the services of a security company to help direct traffic, which was parked curbside all the way to Douglas Road!
DGN-III-026 Lottery

Cars, cars everywhere!

This is a major statement regarding the need for low income senior housing. Owner preferences were for persons 62 and older who are paying more than 50% of their income for rent, displaced by government action or government declared disaster. Staff notes that although this is the fifth project for MJHS, they are still astonished by the need. In Florida, for every 15 seniors needing housing, there is one unit in stock. With aging in place, many never make it to affordable housing. Following are some selected pictures of the marketing and lottery activities.

DGN Towers III Senior Housing Team

DGN Towers III Senior Housing Team


My personal congratulations to the Senior Housing Staff and the “teamwork” that went into this event. Everyone was orderly, though we were crowded. Overflow went into the lounge adjacent to the community room with standing room only. Before the drawing, we encouraged all those present to voice their opinion to Congress individually regarding the need for more low income senor housing. Those sponsored and managed by non-profit, faith based institutions such as ours, are efficient and cost effective use of the taxpayers dollars. After all, these are the persons who helped build our great country. This Phase III building is the last of the capital advance projects built until Congress takes notice of the housing crisis facing our seniors.
DGN Towers III Senior Housing Team Before Drawing

DGN Towers III Senior Housing Team Before Drawing


Manager Donald C Wills checks ticket number for intake.


Community draws tickets for Jennifer Salgado.


Hernandez and Marta Chavarria enjoy a quick bite.

Pope John XXIII Villas

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Pope John XXIII Villas

Pope John XXIII Villas


JPH & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of Pope John XXIII Villas, an affordable elderly housing project completed by the Diocese of Venice. JPH & Associates, Inc coordinated all aspects of the project from the grant application process up through initial occupancy. This 68 unit, $9.7 million dollar project was financed by the US Department of HUD, in addition to Lee County which provided supplementary funding of $600,000. Lee County funding was used to complete a variety of off-site improvements which included a road, extension of utilities, and flood prevention improvements. The project is located adjacent to Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. Unique design and construction elements include a back-up generator which will power all common areas and one elevator in the event of a power interruption, use of tile throughout, electric elevators, and fully accessible units. The project is one of the first HUD 202 properties which has received the Florida Green Building Coalition Platinum energy rating. The contractor reported per unit electric costs of only $12 during the month of October.
Pope John XXIII Villas Community Room

Pope John XXIII Villas Community Room


Pope John XXIII Villas Hallway

Pope John XXIII Villas Hallway


Pope John XXIII Villas Kitchen

Pope John XXIII Villas Kitchen


Pope John XXIII Villas

Pope John XXIII Villas


Pope John XXIII Villas Entrance

Pope John XXIII Villas Entrance


Pope John XXIII Aerial View

Pope John XXIII Aerial View


Pope John XXIII Aerial View

Pope John XXIII Aerial View