June 14, 2013
Inglis & Medical Mission Sisters Partner on Affordable Housing
PHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2013) – INGLIS, a key provider of services and housing for people living with disabilities in the Philadelphia region for 136 years, and the North American province of MEDICAL MISSION SISTERS (MMS), an international, Catholic religious community of 600 women dedicated to health care and healing, completed a financing package to build 61 units of fully-accessible, low-income housing in the Fox Chase area and will break ground FRIDAY, JUNE 21st, 2013.
The $13.5 million project, to be called Mission Green, will be constructed on the grounds of the 69-acre North American headquarters of the MEDICAL MISSION SISTERS, located at 8400 Pine Road. The final element of supplemental financing was approved in March by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for low-income housing tax credits. INGLIS has committed $1.7 million to the development and MMS are contributing the land on which the housing will be built. The project is designed to meet or exceed PHFA Green Building standards.