Boston – Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has committed resources to support the production and preservation of more than 1,900 housing units in 19 communities across the state.
Gov. Healey, Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll and Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities Ed Augustus joined state Sen. Liz Miranda and state Representative Samantha Montaño in Jamaica Plain to celebrate the Blessed Sacrament Church historic adaptive reuse project and to announce subsidies and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) support for several affordable housing projects across the state.
“These housing projects are a great example of why we expanded the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit in our tax cuts bill,” said Governor Healey. “From a church transformed into mixed-use mixed-income housing in Boston to the re-use of a vacant nursing home as affordable rental housing in Northampton, these funds will make it possible for thousands of Massachusetts residents to afford a home. We look forward to continuing to work to pass the Affordable Homes Act this year to create much-needed housing across all income levels in the state.”
Last fall, as part of a $1 billion tax relief signed by the governor, the administration raised the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to $60 million annually, a $20 million increase over the previous year.
“We are expanding housing opportunities so more people can live, work and stay in Massachusetts,” said Lieutenant Governor Driscoll. “This is just one piece of the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s strategy to increase our housing supply and lower costs for hard-working Massachusetts residents.”
The projects include:
Residences at the Park – Athol
135 Dudley Street – Boston
775 Huntington – Boston
Blessed Sacrament – Boston
Mildred Hailey 3 – Boston
NUBA Apartments – Boston
Thatcher Apartments – Brockton
Clifton Place – Cambridge
Jackson Place – Cambridge
Sacred Heart – Cambridge
4th at Broadway – Chelsea
25 Garvey Street – Everett
Franklin Ridge Senior Housing – Franklin
Library Commons 2 – Holyoke
Prospect Place – Northampton
Southern Tier – Oak Bluffs
Schoolhouse Apartments – Rockland
The Exchange 4%/9% – Salem
24 Webster Avenue – Somerville
Plaza Apartments – South Hadley
Residences at the Vault – Springfield
Baldwinville School – Templeton
Residences at Lawrence Hill – Wellfleet
WCG Homes – Worcester
“These projects, which will now be built as a result of the increase to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, are a direct result of the governor’s tax relief bill,” said Secretary Augustus. “The funding of these projects is proof that housing production for all of our communities is a top priority for the Healey-Driscoll Administration. The governor’s Affordable Homes Act will soon fund even more, much needed, affordable housing in the commonwealth.”
Included in the announcement are two projects that will serve highly vulnerable populations:
- Located in Lynn, Solimine House will provide 150 affordable senior housing units with a strong health care link.
- Located in Boston, 900 Morrissey Boulevard will provide 99 single-room occupancy units, with extensive support services, to chronically homeless individuals in a now-vacant hotel.