DELTA, Colo. (KREX) — Delta is making space for more homes in town for a specific population in need. Acres of vacant land on Villa Street will transform into the next complex for seniors just five minutes away from sights like mountain view park — which the Delta Housing Authority says lightens the current two-year waitlist

“Many people or families move to Delta County,” Delta Housing Authority Ute Thomas shares, “We have a great shortage of housing which and we need all types of housing.

The affordable senior housing project offers one-bedroom apartments reserved for seniors 62 years of age and older. Housing Authority says making sure seniors have a place to call their own on fixed income is their mission, so partnering with National Developer TWG is a set up for success.

“They really strive to create and come up with creative financing to be able to reduce the occupancy cost for the residence,” Delta Housing Authority Finance Manager Penny Thompson mentions.

Seniors will be able to use amenities from a clubhouse to a dog park. Affordability is a constant priority to this new housing development which is why flexibility is key with finances.

“Delta housing project is basing eight vouchers at the Delta residences, which will assist people that are extremely low that have extremely low income to be able to live there,” Thompson informs.

No matter what, the Delta Housing Authority will be there for all residents.

“Our business office is right down the street a minute walk away from the property,” Thomas assures, “If our residents have needs and after our maintenance needs, our staff is readily available to help out.”

The estimated rent for Residences at Delta tenants ranges from three hundred to six hundred dollars. Construction will break ground any day and move in day is expected to happen by Spring 2023.

Residences at Delta will be a two-story, 50-unit complex and a five minute drive away from Mountain View Park and Sweitzer Lake State Park. The affordable senior housing project offers one-bedroom apartments reserved for seniors 62 years and older, who earn up to 60% of the area median income.