UNION CITY, Georgia – National Church Residences has finalized the purchase of three affordable senior housing communities located on the 500-acre campus of Christian City in south metro Atlanta, which includes Larry Moore Manor, John Sparks Manor and Gene Miller Manor. The acquisitions add 271 affordable senior housing units to the National Church Residences real estate portfolio in Georgia, expanding into a new part of the Atlanta metro area.
The connection between Christian City and National Church Residences is a natural one, based on common commitments to housing and supportive programs and a Christian vision of service to all, regardless of their faith.
“The transition that we will have will be a seamless transition,” said Christian City CEO, Keith Horton, during an August 30, 2021, sign unveiling in recognition of the Christian City and National Church Residences partnership. “We are excited about partnering with National Church Residences on our campus to provide services, programming and renovations to the affordable apartments located here.”
In addition to active senior independent housing, the Christian City campus includes a variety of youth residential programs. A partnership with PruittHealth also provides assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and a rehabilitation center on the campus.
“I’m excited about the future,” added Union City Mayor Vince Williams. “It takes teamwork to make the dream work and now better and greater is on the way, thanks to National Church Residences.”
National Church Residences also has assumed property management for Larry Moore Manor, John Sparks Manor and Gene Miller Manor as part of the purchases and will continue offering service coordination to all residents. The organization will renovate the communities to update building infrastructure. Apartments will be refreshed with new lighting; new kitchen appliances, updated cabinets and countertops; and updated bathrooms. All common areas and amenity spaces have updates included in the plans. Renovations will begin in late 2021.
“Our National Church Residences team is proud to partner with Christian City in this acquisition,” said Director of Senior Housing Acquisitions, Daniel Patrick. “We anticipate acquiring a fourth community on the campus, Garden Terrace, in the near future and look forward to a long and successful collaboration.”
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our mission and our service to seniors in this region,” said National Church Residences’ Senior Project Leader, Maureen Freehill. “It has been a pleasure to work with Christian City and Union City leadership throughout this process. Our partnership is going to ensure the full preservation of these affordable senior housing communities for decades to come.”
ABOUT NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENCES
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 25 states, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN CITY
Christian City was established 56 years ago when the first cottage for neglected and abandoned children opened on Valentine’s Day 1965. Today, there are more than 1,000 residents, both children and senior adults, living at Christian City in south metro Atlanta. In addition to four Children & Family Programs (Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, and Thrive Graduate Transition Program), the campus includes 500 retirement homes and apartments for active seniors, a 200-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, a 150-bed assisted living center, and two memory care units. For more information or to learn how you can help this non-profit organization, call 770-703-2636 or visit ChristianCity.org.