UNCDC has officially opened the Hitchner Apartments in West Pittston, almost one year after breaking ground on the property. The apartments took the worn down, historic former Hitchner Biscuit Company building and turned it into 18 affordable housing units that include one, two and three bedroom apartments. Currently, only two of those apartments are still available to rent and people begun moving in throughout October. On November 9, the agency hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and offered tours of apartments to local community members. Over 65 people attended the grand opening including West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco, former West Pittston Mayor Bill Goldsworthy, PA Senator John Yudichak, PA Representative Phyllis Mundy and many more including several members of the Hitchner family. There is also memorabilia from the Hitchner Biscuit Company throughout the property.
For more photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony, please click here.