Remember Julia Place, the small but dense apartment development lovingly packed into a 22nd Ave E lot? Lots of people in CHS comments said they’d love to live there — especially considering the goal of keeping three of the five units affordable. You might be surprised to find out that the units are still available. Here’s a note we received from developer Elaine Nonneman:
Believe or not, the brand new Julia Place Apartments on 22nd Ave. is still vacant. Not because people weren’t interested in renting there, but because I had difficulty finding a management company that would agree to screen people with low incomes to qualify for reduced rents as well as applicants who could afford the market rate units.
Nonneman tells us she’s found a solution. At this point, the Low Income Housing Institute is going to take on management, and there are committed applicants for Units A and C, and possibly D,” she writes. ”Maybe some of those who initially inquired will check with us again. LIHI will run a Craigslist ad, but my preference would be people who live locally.”