Lynchburg High Apartments

Lynchburg High Apartments

1301 Park Avenue • Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

Lynchburg High Apartments was formerly known as E.C. Glass High School. In 1980, Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship, with the help of the Virginia Housing Development Authority, converted the old school into 70 apartments to create affordable housing in the downtown area.

This housing complex consists of 40 interior, one and two bedroom apartments for elderly and disabled residents, with an elevator. There are 34 two, three, and four bedroom family apartments on the exterior of the building. By re-configuring some of the four-bedroom apartments, four more two-bedroom apartments were created. Both sections have on-site laundry facilities for the convenience of the residents.

Of the 74 apartments, 70 are project-based Section 8 affordable and low-income housing tax credit units. These are income and rent restricted. The other four two-bedroom units are low-income housing tax credit units with income and rent restrictions. Persons with a Housing Choice Voucher from the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority may utilize vouchers for these four units.

The entire community was renovated during 2010 through 2011 with low-income housing tax credits. Residents enjoy energy efficient apartments with central heat and air conditioning, energy star appliances, dishwashers, nice cabinetry and countertops, beautiful flooring, and energy efficient windows. A sprinkler system was installed, along with a generator that maintains the elevator and common area lighting should the electricity go out. The interior section of the building remains secure with keyed entry, as well as a camera security system installed throughout the property.

A total of seven units meet the Section 504 requirements making them accessible to disabled individuals. There are one one-bedroom unit, four two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units. Residents enjoy wider doors, lower cabinets, accessible appliances, and roll-in showers.

The majority of the apartments from the one-bedroom units to the four-bedroom units are more open, spacious, and contemporary. Residents enjoy programs provided by the resident services coordinator and gatherings in the community room in the building’s penthouse. Green space is available for tossing a football, and the playground for climbing, sliding, and having fun.

I love having a place of my own.

April Thompson