Village of Liverpool and House at 807 apply for $37K grant

The House at 807, which sports stars on its purple doors, will soon find dollar signs in its mailbox thanks to the village board of trustees.

Last week the board agreed to partner with the Liverpool Housing Authority, which operates the House at 807, to apply for a $37,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to pay for a variety of renovations at the senior living center on Oswego Street.

During a March 7 public hearing, housing authority board member Norm Andrzejewski told the trustees that the planned improvements included razing a collapsed pool building, repairing the garage, removing asbestos and repairing the indoor elevator.

"And we'll be landscaping the entire grounds," Andrzejewski said, "making it more enjoyable to residents and the neighbors."

In all, he estimated, the renovations would cost $45,000.

Andrzejewski said the non-profit facility would contribute money from its own budget plus in-kind commitments from various community groups totaling $8,000 for the project.

Mayor Gary White noted that the village government would fund the balance of the project, and then be reimbursed by the $37,000 grant when it becomes available.

For the past 15 years, the House at 807 has rented private apartments for eight seniors, with two meals a day and a live-in house manager. There's presently a vacancy; 457-1334.

Trustee Nick Kochan called the House at 807 "a wonderful addition to the village."

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