A Place to Call Home
Seaview Terrace is not just a place to live. “It is a community,” says Marlene Sadowski, a 20-year resident of Ketchikan living at the Alaska Housing property for seniors.
Sadowski happily welcomed Alaska Housing staff to talk about how the corporation has positively impacted her life with affordable, stable housing. “Seaview is more than a place to live, it’s my home,” she said. Sadowski says residents look out for each other and develop friendships. “The staff is wonderful, they truly care about the residents and about maintaining the homes,” she added.
Sadowski enjoys getting involved in activities at the Terrace. For instance, she is currently organizing a spring cleanup that will focus on the garden area. Residents will have an opportunity to plant vegetables and flowers. The community room is always a busy place as residents visit with friends, share recipes, exercise and watch television.
Sadowski is one of AHFC’s 11 Resident Advisory Board (RAB) members that consists of people residents and recipients of Housing Choice Vouchers who provide reports, advice and comments to Alaska Housing’s Board of Directors. Sadowski says she is proud and honored to represent residents to make recommendations and comment on proposed operations, the annual Moving to Work plan submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, construction activities, and generally report on other items of interest to ensure resident and clients’ needs and concerns are met and addressed.
For more information about Alaska Housing’s subsided housing efforts, contact Director Cathy Stone.