Edgerton Retirement Apartments
Edgerton Retirement Apartments (ERA) is a 24-unit rural property located in the small town of Edgerton, WI. It was built in 1983 using Rural Development (RD) funding on land donated by a local hospital. The property serves vulnerable seniors and those with disabilities and keeps rents affordable to extremely low-income individuals.
Sunny Side Development was approached the long time property managers of ERA, Broihahn Management and Consulting, in the summer of 2020, who requested help in securing funds for needed rehabilitation. Sunny Side got to work and secured grants from Rock County HOME and the FHLBank - Chicago's Affordable Housing Program. The project is currently awaiting additional RD funding from the USDA and hopes to begin renovation in spring of 2023.
Renovation plans include updating all units with new kitchens and bathrooms, and greatly increased accessibility. The project will also install a new roof, update common spaces, and install a new geothermal HVAC system and solar panels, whose cost savings will directly benefit the low-income residents.
Front entryway of Edgerton Retirement Apartments.
Belva, in the red, just celebrated her 100th birthday! She was honored with a plaque and the Mayor of Edgerton came to the party. Socialization and card games certainly help with longevity!
Fred and Jack bring good spirit to the community.
ERA's community room is great for potlucks. The common kitchen will become fully ADA accessible as a result of this rehabilitation.