Lincoln Towers is a comfortable and convenient place for residents residents
SHAMOKIN - Lincoln Towers, 201 W. Mulberry St., located on the corner of Mulberry and Market streets, is committed to treating residents comfortably and with respect.
Recognized for outstanding management by the National Affordable Housing Management Association, Lincoln Towers continues to receive high marks for its level of resident services. It is also a Community of Quality.
"Each year, Lincoln Towers has received outstanding scores from Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) and Pennsylvania Multifamily Asset Managers (PMAM)," property manager Linda Persing said. "We attend conferences and are kept up to date with all new HUD rules and regulations."
The facility has 100 units that are all currently filled. Residents must be 62 years of age or older, handicapped or disabled to qualify for housing at Lincoln Towers. Residents pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent. This includes everything but phone and television service, which residents must have transferred to their property to obtain service. The gross income limit for eligibility varies from year to year.
The building has been designated "smoke free" since Oct. 1, 2012. A designated smoking area was constructed since smoking is not allowed anywhere in the building, including the apartments.
Lincoln Towers offers many social activities including bingo and other games, Wii games, exercise opportunities and a holiday meal once a month.
Lincoln Towers provides many programs on a variety of topics through a social services program. Residents participate in health screenings and computer usage and education based through the Neighborhood Network Center. Seminars are given monthly and residents receive a newsletter.
Special features at Lincoln Towers include a new elevator, a washer and dryer on each floor, refrigerator and stove, heating and air conditioning, enclosed balcony, key card access, direct 911 lines, sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire alarms, garbage disposals, on-site management and 24-hour maintenance.
The community room is equipped with a large flat-screen television and dining area. Several computers are available in the computer room that are available to the residents to use Monday through Friday.
Off-street parking is available near the building along with on-site parking. The building is located close to downtown Shamokin and has easy access to local bus and taxi services.
Lincoln Towers' board of directors is comprised of Darrel Dudeck, president; William Grow, vice president; Dorothy "Pat" Bradley, secretary; William Strausser, treasurer, and William Petrovich, board member. David Marateck serves as solicitor.
Employees, in addition to Persing, are Janie Ortona, assistant manager; Ruthie Rowe, custodial staff; Monica Pahira, social services coordinator; Michael Bradley, maintenance superintendent, and John Brown, maintenance technician.
Lincoln Towers is professionally managed by Community Realty Management, Inc., Pleasantville, N.J. Deb Neagu is the executive property manager.