Last year, the Lebanon Housing Authority sought a grant for renovations their Rogers House, a senior living building off of Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon. Having not succeeded then, the group is now trying once again to receive the funds they need to complete necessary repairs.
The Valley New reports that the authority is asking for around $70,000 from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program to complete repairs on the four columns out front, the upper porch, the balcony, and cornices. In addition, a matching $70,000 will be provided by the capital fund program belonging to the Lebanon Housing Authority.
The group also plans to add solar panels, which will be installed so they won’t be seen from the street, and to renovate the lighting inside the lobby. Residents can also expect to have a new side ramp and improvements to the stairs in the front.
The Rogers House is home to low-income seniors and people who are disabled over the age of 55. Although the City Council stands in support of this project by the Lebanon Housing Authority, the council recently turned down a proposed apartment building project by LHA, in light of community opposition.