The opening of Ludlow Commons was celebrated on April 9, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Westhab’s President and CEO Richard Nightingale was joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal RuthAnne Visnaukas, Chairman of Westhab’s Board of Directors Jesse Krasnow, and many elected officials, community leaders, and residents of Ludlow Commons.
“The real joy has been seeing our tenants move in,” said Nightingale. “They have been absolutely elated to move into new, bright apartments that they are proud to call home. Ludlow Commons allows seniors to live with dignity and comfort in their home community."
Mr. Nightingale dedicated the Ludlow Commons community room to Charles and Judith Weinberg. Mrs. Weinberg accepted the honor on behalf of her late husband, who was the founding chairman of the board for Westhab from 1981-xxxx.
Built on a former Brownfield site near a Metro-North station and three bus routes, the complex consists of 70 one-bedroom apartments, with eight accessible for tenants with mobility impairments and three adapted for the hearing or visually impaired. The building has a laundry room, community room, landscaped outdoor patio in the rear yard and on-site parking. It is within walking distance of retail, municipal, and health services, including a hospital. Ludlow Commons represents the best in senior housing—transit-oriented, energy efficient, deeply affordable, and rich with resident amenities.
Ludlow Commons is made possible through financing from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), NYS Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the City of Yonkers, and equity partner Raymond James with investor JPMorgan Chase.