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About River Station Senior
River Station Senior Residences is a brand-new community for low-to-moderate income seniors age 55 and up in Kankakee, Illinois. The building, developed in partnership with the City of Kankakee as well as Kankakee County, is a cornerstone of neighborhood stabilization and revitalization efforts in Kankakee’s West Downtown District. The Energy Star Certified building adjoins a planned greenway along the Kankakee River, which will provide opportunities for active recreation, and is within walking distance of a grocery store, commercial businesses, and religious institutions.
A local hospital, now part of the AMITA Health System, also partnered with Mercy Housing Lakefront on the project and will operate a planned onsite health clinic on the ground floor of the building. The building’s 70 one-bedroom apartments house low-income seniors at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Partnership with the Kankakee County Housing Authority ensures that residents previously in mixed-age communities are able to move into high-quality, affordable senior housing. The Housing Authority subsidizes 14 units reserved to house extremely low-income seniors at or below 30% AMI and an additional 21 units for seniors at or below 50% AMI. The remaining 35 apartments are affordable to seniors at or below 60% AMI.
Amenities and Services
- Community room
- Laundry facilities
- Computer center
- Onsite senior-oriented healthcare clinic
- Onsite property management and resident services offices
- 70 one-bedroom apartments total, all one-bedroom, for singles and couples.
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