Community Manager, Ana Molina spent several days with help from some of her residents, sprucing up Scottsville School Apartments in preparation for a visit from Piedmont Housing Alliance staff and board attending a summer luncheon. The luncheon, which was catered by Jeanetha Brown-Douglas of JBD Mobile Catering (link to her story), was an opportunity for residents, staff and board to share lunch together and get to know each other, as well as learn a little bit about the history of Scottsville School Apartments and its community of residents.
Long-time resident Ann Garrett said “I really like it around here and the new staff members are dynamite!” Margaret Wyatt, a resident for several years, has become the unofficial social coordinator at Scottsville School Apartments. She explained how she sets up different activities and shares them on the calendar hanging in the community area, to include weekly trips to the
Senior Center and monthly get-togethers with live music. Virginia Bowen, one of the oldest members of the community, celebrated her 96th birthday last year and was happy to also be a part of luncheon.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and the opportunity to share dialogue. Piedmont Housing Alliance’s team of housing counselors also shared information regarding their one-on-one housing counseling and financial coaching services.
Scottsville School Apartments offers 34 affordable apartment homes to seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities in downtown Scottsville. The historic school building was renovated in 2012 to preserve its architecture and its affordability, using historic and low income housing tax credits. It is one of nine affordable apartment communities managed by Piedmont Housing Alliance’s Alliance Management.