The Beaver Island Community Development Corporation is an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the quality of life for seniors and disabled adults residing on Beaver Island by providing and maintaining adequate, high-quality, cost-effective housing.

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Beaver Island is home for many seniors as well as the location of their immediate families, friends and natural support systems. Historically, seniors who have been unable to maintain their homes or who were isolated on the Island had to leave the Island to seek necessary housing and medical care on the mainland. The Forest View Community is designed to meet the long-term housing needs of seniors and disabled adults living on Beaver Island.

The project includes the development of six apartments with an adjoining residential common area. After years of work, construction is currently underway! The Forest View Community is being constructed on the property adjacent to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center in the Township of St. James. As an organization, Beaver Island Community Development Corporation is characterizing the residential units of the housing project as "Supported Independent Living." By definition, Supported Independent Living implies that services available in the surrounding community will provide the necessary support to seniors in an independent residential setting until they clearly require more acute medical and residential care. The Beaver Island Community Development Corporation program is designed to promote longevity, independence, and quality of life. This program offers an opportunity to demonstrate the feasibility of the development of supportive housing in rural Northern Michigan and to serve a community that has a unique place in the history of the State.

Forest View Community

Forest View Community was completed in 2011 and the property is adjacent to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center in the Township of St. James. Beaver Island Community Development Corporation characterizes the residential apartments of the housing community as "Supported Independent Living". By definition, Supported Independent Living implies that services available in the surrounding community will provide the necessary support to seniors in an independent residential setting until they clearly require more acute medical and residential care. The Beaver Island Community Development Corporation program is designed to promote longevity, independence and quality of life. This program offers an opportunity to demonstrate the feasibility of the development of supportive housing in rural Northern Michigan and to serve a community that has a unique place in the history of the State.

Forest View Community is currently accepting applications for 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom Apartments. Units of barrier free design may also be available. Rent is based on income. For affordable housing contact:

Forest View Community, Attn: Manager
26409 Carlisle Rd.
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Theresa McDonough (231) 448-3334
TDD # (800) 649-3777.
email: forestviewmanager@gmail.com

Click here to see the floor plans in more detail and for more information on Forest View Community.

Forest View Floor Plans

Beaver Island Community Development Corporation
Affordable Housing for Seniors

PO Box 447
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Phone 231.448.2004