The 14 unit Cedarwood Senior Cottages are the first Tenants to Homeowners (TTH) rental project designed to address the fastest growing adult population – seniors aged 62 or older. According to Census and AARP projections 10,000 people turn 65 monthly and this growth will not abate until the senior population doubles, leveling off at over 80 million in 2030. Census surveys show the 60-64 age group residing in Douglas County grew by 70% between 2000-2008. A 2012 study by the local Retiree Attraction & Retention Task Force found a current weakness in efforts to attract or keep retirees is “an insufficient number of income sensitive housing options.”
The fully accessible Cedarwood units offer award winning Energy Star efficiency as well as gardens, walking paths and a community center for low to moderate income seniors. All units rent for below fair market rental and 10 of the units meet state income restricted requirements for senior households earning less than 60% of median area income. In addition to being an affordable senior community offering the joys of independent living without the responsibilities of homeownership, Cedarwood is a twenty first century, smart tech community with a base system of sensors providing greater flexibility, health and safety for senior occupants. Your contribution to the Cedarwood Senior Cottages development helps support a model project intended to generate interest in a variety affordable senior housing options for Douglas County.
Permanent Donations to the Cedarwood Senior Cottages
Consider supporting positive local change by donating to Tenants to Homeowners’ unique 21st century model for affordable, aging in place housing.
Engraved Bricks & $50/Brick
Your contribution will be memorialized with a donor brick that adorns the community’s oval walking path or retaining wall.
A Raised Bed Garden @ $250
Energy Star efficiency & sculpted flower gardens are just part of this community’s sustainability commitment. 12 bed gardens will be available for avid horticulture residents.
Decorative Tree for $500
A minimum of five hardy oak, maple, and zelcova trees will be planted in the green space of the central community area, complimenting gardens planted along the walking path.
Two Rustic Park Benches at $1,500/Bench
These sturdy benches will border the commons area walking path, allowing friends, residents & neighbors to enjoy Cedarwood’s natural ambience.