The AHEPAN - Winter 2009 - (Page 33)
HousIng to AHEPA back in 1980. The AHEPA National Housing Corp. (ANHC) was created soon after to promote and develop additional HUD properties, which today total 88 in 22 states. Board President of the first building is Leon Spanos and for the second building, Dino Benos, who is also the ANHC treasurer. The award in the FY2007 HUD 202 program was for 47 apartments. The total apartments for the three buildings will total 227 units. The grounds were blessed by Rev. Douglas Papulis of St. Nicholas Church and shovels were manned in the traditional ceremonial groundbreaking. Participating were representatives of St. Louis HUD office and the county as well as ANHC, AMC, Board and chapter officers, residents and management. Following these ceremonies, the guests were treated to a gala gourmet reception chaired by Chrysoula Tomaras and her committee. Stillman; Suzanne Placentini, HUD director of Multi-family Housing; and AHEPA Supreme Secretary John Grossomanides. Each speaker extolled the wonderful building that is providing security and comfort to senior citizens. The AHEPA housing program organized and developed by the ANHC and which now includes 88 properties in 22 states and 53 cities was lauded for excellent properties and management. The building was blessed by Rev. Panagos, the ceremonial ribbon cutting was held as well as the unveiling of the dedication plaque. Rev. Panagos gave the benediction. A sumptuous reception was held in the Community Room for the residents and guests to complete the day. Board members besides Pres. Mitchell include Helen Millaras, George Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Esther Mitchell, William O’Donnell, and Demetrios Orphanides. Peter Argiros was the architect. At the reception are, from left, Paul Hulse, AMC pres.; Leon Spanos, AHEPA 53-I Board pres.; Pam Killian, manager of AHEPA 53 Apartments; Nick Stratas, ANHC pres.; Dino Benos, AHEPA 53-II Board pres.; Elmer Smith, consultant and Demetri Damaskos, ANHC director of development. Winthrop Chapter Dedicates Its Fourth HUD 202 Property NIANTIC, Conn.–Winthrop Chapter 250 of New London, Conn. dedicated its fourth HUD 202 program of housing for elderly low-income properties on September 19, 2008. The property is nearby its first property in Niantic, Conn. The three-story building has 50 apartments. The chapter’s four properties total 198 apartments for the elderly. Board President E. P. Terry Mitchell acted as the master of ceremonies and welcomed the residents and special guests. Following the invocation by Rev. Dean Panagos of St. Sophia Church, New London, he gave his remarks and introduced the guests. Speaking were Demetrius Tasoulas, president of Chapter 250; resident representative Rick Taylor; John Melonopoulos, executive vice president of AMC; Paul Hulse, president of AMC; State Senator Andrea AHEPA 250-IV, 50 apartment unit building, Niantic, Conn. Residents and guests cut the ceremonial ribbon. www.ahepa.org Winter 2009 the ahepan 33
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