Alice Tetrick’s husband was a minister. When they were in their late 50s, the couple moved away from their Arkansas home to Kentucky. “My husband had a stroke at 57, and he had just let his insurance drop,” said Tetrick. “We had moved to Kentucky and couldn’t get it back. We just toughed it out and the Lord has always made a way for us.”
Alice moved into Woodland Station Apartments three years ago, when she was 71. Woodland Station is a 59-unit affordable multifamily housing development dedicated to serving senior citizens. Arkansas Development Finance Authority financed it with a combination of HOME Investment Partnerships Program Funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and a Rural Development Guaranteed Loan.
“I feel like this is an answer to prayer. I love the people here and I love Cabot. It all just worked out that I could move in here, and this is where I wanted to be. I feel at home and I don’t know what I would have done if I could not have gotten some assistance to help me.”
Tetrick said, “I’m a giver. I love to give. That’s what my husband and I did. I bring my little grandson Nathan over here sometimes—he’s four, and would live here if he could. I bake brownies and let him go ring the doorbells and deliver them to these elderly people all around here. They say God sent us here. I’m going to make peanut brittle tomorrow."
Left: Alice Tetrick in front of her home. Center: A gift from Tetrick's grandchildren. Right: The community room at Woodland Station Apartments.