Harris-Askins House

Rotary Club of Westerville’s Harris-Askins House

Harris-Aksins House Rotary Club of WestervilleConcept: The idea of creating a subsidized housing project for low-income seniors in Westerville was presented to the Rotary Club of Westerville in the late winter of the 1982-83 Rotary year, under the leadership of President Rich Seils.

Action: HUD financed construction of the “202 project” for approximately $2.1 million. The Club formed a nonprofit corporation known as “Westerville Rotary Elderly Housing, Inc.” to run the enterprise. The incorporation was finalized on May 18, 1983. The Club’s investment was a $10,000 certificate of deposit to be held on deposit for three years, then returned. The interest on the CD, plus real estate commission due Paul Askins, plus legal expenses due Presidents Ken Spicer (1983-84) and Joe Barone {1984-85) were donated to a fund to be used for amenities for the residents.

Dedication: The building, now known as Harris-Askins House, was formally dedicated on July 11, 1985.

Leadership: The Harris-Askins House is run by an independent board of Rotary Club of Westerville members. The board members serve three-year terms, with three members being elected each year. Officers are elected annually.

Officers: President Bill Tompos, Vice President Tom Staebler, Secretary Joe Barone, Treasurer George Gummer, Rotary Club of Westerville Immediate Past President Dave Krebs

Board Members: Carol Groseclose, Bill Plessinger, Jim Meacham, Laura Horton and Chip Bruchac

Harris-Askins House Board meetings are held when announced. To attend, please contact HAH president Bill Tompos.

More than a home … a Lifestyle!

The building consists of 60 apartment units with security access, and an elevator to the 2nd and 3rd floors. Specifically, there are 45 1-bedroom (6 are handicap accessible), and 15 efficiency units. These are rental apartments, and no intermediate care or medical/hospital care is provided.

For seniors age 62 years and older – Section 8 Rental Assistance is available!

These Deluxe Apartment Homes Feature:

  • Controlled Access Entry
  • On-Site Management
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
  • Color Coordinated Appliances
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Free Gas Heat & Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Facilities on Premises
  • Security System
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • All Electric Included

Some of the Facilities, Services and Activities Enjoyed by the Residents Include:

  • Community Room and Sunroom-Screened
  • Gazebo and Lighted Ceiling Fan
  • Perimeter Walkway and Enticing Flower Gardens
  • Variety of Activities
  • Large Screen 52” TV/VCR/DVD Player with Surround sound in the Community Room
  • In-House Library and Westerville Library Outreach Services
  • Full Kitchen Facilities with Appliances for Group and Private Gatherings
  • Rotary Sponsored Activities
  • Pharmacy-Provided Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines
  • Visiting Foot Doctor – Specializing in Elderly Foot Care

 

On-Site Managers

April & Tony Corvi

 

Contact info

Westerville Rotary Elderly Housing, Inc.

Harris-Askins House

200 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

Phone: 614-899-1997

Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Coming Events

April 15 regular meeting
Speaker: Colleen Moidu
Topic: WeRISE: Westerville for Racial Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Engagement
April 15th 2021 12:00 pm
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Fish Fry this year will be ‘Lasagna-To-Go’ event
April 18th 2021 11:30 am
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April 22 regular meeting-Meet the new City Manager!
Speaker: Monica Irelan
Topic: Welcome for Westerville's new City Manager
April 22nd 2021 12:00 pm
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Contact Us

Rotary Club of Westerville
P.O. Box 595
Westerville, OH  43086-0595

Where We Meet (temporary)
Online via Zoom

When
Thursdays at noon

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