Community Leaders And Development Partners Celebrate The Start Of Construction For Riverbend Estates Senior Community, A New 42-unit Affordable-housing Development In Washington, Mo., That Will Give Seniors Access To Quality Housing And Onsite Support Services. UnitedHealthcare Is Investing $2.3 Million In The New Community, Part Of $34 Million The Company Has Invested To Help Build 21 Affordable-housing Communities In The State. L To R: Tom Green, Missouri Housing Development Commission; State Rep. Justin Alferman; Washington Councilmember Joe Holtmeier; David Putnam And Scott Brekenkamp, First State Community Bank; Chuck Pierce, MOCAP Development; Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy; Washington Councilmember Steve Sullentrup; Monica Swoboda, Affordable Equity Partners; Kurt Heumann, UnitedHealthcare; And State Sen. Dave Schatz (Photo: Andrea Weber).

UnitedHealthcare is investing $2.3 million in Riverbend Estates Senior Community, a new 42-unit affordable-housing development that will give local seniors access to quality housing and onsite support services.

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Community leaders and development partners celebrate the start of construction for Riverbend Estates ...

Community leaders and development partners celebrate the start of construction for Riverbend Estates Senior Community, a new 42-unit affordable-housing development in Washington, Mo., that will give seniors access to quality housing and onsite support services. UnitedHealthcare is investing $2.3 million in the new community, part of $34 million the company has invested to help build 21 affordable-housing communities in the state. L to R: Tom Green, Missouri Housing Development Commission; State Rep. Justin Alferman; Washington Councilmember Joe Holtmeier; David Putnam and Scott Brekenkamp, First State Community Bank; Chuck Pierce, MOCAP Development; Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy; Washington Councilmember Steve Sullentrup; Monica Swoboda, Affordable Equity Partners; Kurt Heumann, UnitedHealthcare; and State Sen. Dave Schatz (Photo: Andrea Weber).

The announcement was made at a groundbreaking ceremony where community leaders and development partners celebrated the start of construction.

UnitedHealthcare is making the investment in partnership with Affordable Equity Partners (AEP) through the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), which were approved by the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC). The property is being developed by MOCAP Development and will be managed by Fairway Management.

Riverbend Estates is located approximately 45 miles southwest of St. Louis and will feature onsite management, a community room, fitness center and computer center, among other amenities. Nearby conveniences include transportation services, restaurants, banks, shopping and Mercy Regional Hospital. Within two miles of the property is historic Downtown Washington, which features local businesses and restaurants.

Since 2005, United Healthcare has invested nearly $34 million in equity to help build 21 affordable-housing communities for seniors and families in Missouri. This investment has helped provide 843 homes for families and seniors statewide.

"UnitedHealthcare's investment to support affordable-housing in Missouri is helping connect people to housing, health care and other important services that will enable them to live healthier lives," said Kurt Heumann, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Missouri. "We are grateful for the opportunity to build stronger communities, particularly for seniors, here in our state."

Through its Affordable Housing Investment Program, UnitedHealthcare has provided more than $350 million in financing for 56 housing development projects in 14 states, creating more than 2,700 affordable homes for individuals and families, including seniors, military veterans, people living with disabilities and those struggling with homelessness.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

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