Dorchester, MA – Peabody Properties announces that Harmon Apartments in Dorchester has been named recipient of the Vanguard Award for New Construction by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).
The Vanguard Awards recognize newly developed or significantly rehabbed affordable multifamily housing communities that showcase high-quality design and resourceful financing.
Harmon Apartments was inspired by Cordelia Harmon, who founded The Boston Home (TBH) in 1881, a community serving adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and similar progressive neurological diseases. In 2013, knowing that a need existed for supportive affordable housing for people with progressive diseases and mobility impairments, TBH initiated the effort to build Harmon Apartments, an affordable and fully accessible apartment building for adults with disabilities in Dorchester. The $18.13 million development utilized state and federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity. The project was completed on time and within budget.
In May 2019, Harmon Apartments opened its doors with 36 apartments. Providing a range of on-site programs and services, including services sponsored by The Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the complex has an open-concept living with accessible design features.
Winners of the Affordable Housing Vanguard Awards will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the NAHMA Biannual Top Issues in Affordable Housing 2021 Fall Conference in October in Washington, D.C.