by Elmetra Patterson
Focus Manor, a residential facility, seeks physically handicapped applicants as residents in these 14 large one bedroom apartments. There are four apartments available. Applicants are not confined to Winston County. They can be from any place in the United States.
The purpose of the newly constructed facility is to provide a safe and secure residence for individuals with a certified physically handicap condition. Individuals living in the facility will be low income on a sliding fee scale for rental cost. Tenants will possibly be assisted in services from Golden Triangle, which will include meals on wheels, the Department of Human Services and other community service organizations, if funds are available. There is an onsite manager. Other amenities include a meeting room and an office that is opened daily to provide residents with services. HUD is screening the applicants and managing the facility.
The facility is a positive addition to the Winston County Community. It is one of a kind in the county. Focus Manor, Inc. with Dr. George A. Miller as the executive director secured the $1.8 million grant as the last of its kind funded by HUD of Washington, DC. Dr. Miller saw this residential facility as a vision many years ago and now it has come to fruition.
Interested individuals may apply by contacting the manager, Joyce Roberson, 662.446-9008.