Groundbreaking Senior/Assisted Living Up Front

Ground Broken on Holbrook Senior Housing Complex

Front row (l-r): Roger Herzog of CEDAC, Boston; State Senator John Keenan, Quincy; Tim Doherty of NHS, Norwood; Representative Mark Cusack, Braintree; House Speaker Ron Mariano, Quincy; Select Board Chair Lindsy Vayda, Holbrook; Select Board Member Daniel Lee, Holbrook; Housing Programs Manager Sherry Zou, Quincy; and NHS CEO, Robert Corley, West Roxbury. Back row: NHS board member, David Kilnapp, Pembroke, and Holbrook town administrator, Gregory Hanley, Dorchester

Holbrook, MA – NeighborWorks Housing Solutions recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of its newest housing development in Holbrook.

The property, located at 120 N. Franklin Street in Holbrook Center, will be the site of a 72-unit senior housing community. NeighborWorks Housing Solutions serves as developer of the project, with The Narrow Gate architecture, NEI General Contracting, and property manager Maloney Properties making up the project team.

120 N. Franklin Street rendering

This project has been five years in the making, with a variety of organizations involved in advocating for the development as well as providing financial support. Speaker of the House Ronald Mariano, Senator John Keenan, and Representative Mark Cusack were all present at the groundbreaking celebration, as were Holbrook town administrator, Gregory Hanley; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation executive director, Roger Herzog; and representatives from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Quincy South Shore HOME Consortium, and construction lender Eastern Bank.

With the addition of these apartment homes for seniors, NHS now owns, operates or maintains nearly 1,000 units of housing in the region.

“It is a pleasure to announce the start of construction for this highly anticipated project,” shared Robert Corley, CEO of NeighborWorks Housing Solutions. “The need for affordable housing, especially senior housing, continues to grow. This type of housing will allow seniors to age in place, and continue to create housing opportunities for all.”

“NHS has an incredible reputation, and when we broached the idea of adding more housing for seniors in the town of Holbrook, we knew NHS would be a great partner,” said Hanley. “Holbrook is a great town, and these apartments for seniors will enhance the fabric of the community.”