The Lotus Village senior housing development has been approved for $10 million in Piggyback Resilient Mixed-Income (PRIME) funding, according to The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA). The Lotus Village is planned residential rental housing designed for the senior population of EBR Parish.

Photo of Lotus Village Cottage provided by EBRCOA

“Ensuring decent, affordable housing for our seniors is a paramount our mission. Our capacity to serve seniors in this matter is essential to the work that we do in the community. We recognize that there is a severe need to provide safe, affordable, and adaptable senior homes,” stated Tasha Clark-Amar, Chief Executive Officer of EBRCOA.

According to EBRCOA, the facility will have 116 new Aging in Place Units, a geriatric healthcare facility, an open-air market, recreation therapy gym, and a walking path.

Lotus Development rendering provided by EBRCOA

“PRIME funding is utilized to develop resilient and sustainable multifamily properties in areas impacted by the floods, of 2016 and is made possible through the Louisiana Housing Corporation’s partnership with the Louisiana Office of Community Development. This funding will address the needs of Louisiana’s low-tomoderate income renters who were greatly affected by the 2016 flood,” a EBRCOA release said. “PRIME is a community-driven plan focused on opportunities for residents and stakeholders to proactively adapt and prepare for anticipated environmental changes over the next 50 years. Developments awarded will incorporate high performance, energy efficiency, healthy living, and resource conservation practices.”

For more information about the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging call (225) 923-8000.