Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and State Senator Vaneta Baker were among the guests who helped break ground Thursday, July 26, on a $1.8 million expansion at Jacob’s Village.
The project involves the construction of 12 additional handicap-accessible apartments next to the current homes that comprise Jacob’s Village at 7400 Vienna Road. It is being funded with a $1.3 million grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
Officials said the construction is a response to the unique housing needs of low and moderate income disabled senior adults. They said the project will make it possible to offer more accessible and affordable housing for older resident as well as people with functional disabilities.
“For the past seven years, we have served adults with functional disabilities by providing homes, daily living assistance, and other supportive services,” said Jacob’s Village President and CEO Cheryl Kuchna. She said the award will allow Jacob’s Village to more than double the number of individuals served. The expansion will also continue to serve western Vanderburgh County along with Posey County.
Jacob’s Village was created in 2004 with the mission to provide a safe, walkable, neighborhood where people with disabilities and older adults can find meaningful relationships.