JCA: Jewish Apartments and Services Records

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The Jewish Apartments and Services Records spans the years 1966 through 1999. It reflects the growth and development of the agency that provides residential services for senior adults in seven facilities in the Detroit area. The Prentis and Teitel Apartments are located in Oak Park and the Hechtman and Meer Apartments in West Bloomfield, adjacent to the facilities of the then-extant Jewish Community Centers.

The Apartments serve the Jewish community, primarily. However, they are non-sectarian. Various funding sources were utilized in the construction and in on-going operations. Several buildings utilized HUD financing, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and private donors provided additional funding. Both subsidized and market-rate apartments are available.

Through the years, there has been a name change from the original Jewish Federation Apartments to the Jewish Apartments and Services (JAS). In 2010, JAS merged with the Jewish Home and Aging Services, an agency that also provides residential services, to become Jewish Senior Life.

The collection includes annual reports, board and committee minutes and reports, construction and design plans, correspondence and financial information, and documents on residents' activities and recruitment. There is a strong emphasis on the three phases of construction that include architects’ plans, design and funding information.

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