Early in 1965
- City of Poughkeepsie officials met with US Dept of Housing to discuss
moderately low rental housing for area elderly persons.
September 9, 1965 - Duchess Senior Citizens Housing was
February 24 1966 - The Board Directors chose a site of 1.76
acres bounded by Mansion & Washington St.
November 15, 1967 - The US Department of Housing &
Urban Development declared that in order to obtain a loan the project must
consist of religious and non-profit organizations.
December 1968 - Five religious organizations became sponsors.
June 23, 1969 - Fourteen of the fifteen sponsors were on board.
Later in 1969 - The last sponsor joined the effort.
November 9, 1972 - Construction was started at a cost of
June 9, 1974 - Cornerstone laying Ceremony, many county and
city dignitaries were on hand..
November 22, 1974 - The first resident moved into a apartment
on the 5th floor .
Over the 30 years , many wonderful folks have made Interfaith Towers
their home. It is our firm commitment to continue to provide, the quality of
life so richly deserved by our residents.