MassHousing Provides Financing for 10 Affordable Housing Communities

Norton Glen, Norton

Boston – MassHousing has closed on a $205 million package of affordable housing financing to Providence Realty Investment, LLC, for the refinancing and preservation of affordability at 10 Massachusetts housing communities. The financing package extends affordability protections on 931 total apartment homes for lower-income senior citizens and families.

The 10 housing communities were refinanced through MassHousing’s Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/Ginnie Mae Joint Venture Initiative with lender partner Rockport Mortgage Corporation. MassHousing offers the MAP/Ginnie Mae loan program to the owners of rental housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD provides expedited Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance approvals through the MAP program. MassHousing has surpassed $1.5 billion in cumulative MAP lending and the Agency has built the largest MAP lending program of any state housing finance agency in the nation.

Providence Realty Investment previously utilized $125 million from MassHousing to purchase the 10 affordable housing communities in 2011. At that time, nearly one-third of the 931 apartments involved were at risk of converting to market rents and being lost from the state’s inventory of affordable housing. That transaction ensured that rents at the properties would remain affordable for lower-income renters for at least 60 years.


The properties and latest MassHousing financing include:

  • Cedar Glen in Reading, $29.3 million in financing involving 114 units of elderly housing.
  • Glen Grove in Wellesley, $38.4 million in financing involving 125 units of elderly housing.
  • Gosnold Grove in Falmouth, $4.4 million in financing involving 33 units of family housing.
  • Nehoiden Glen in Needham, $16.5 million in financing involving 61 units of elderly housing.
  • Chestnut Glen in Abington, $25.6 million in financing involving 130 units of elderly housing.
  • Heritage Green in Sturbridge, $13.9 million in financing involving 130 units of elderly and family housing.
  • Noonan Glen in Winchester, $4 million in financing involving 18 units of elderly housing.
  • Norton Glen in Norton, $29.6 million in financing involving 150 units of family housing.
  • Longfellow Glen in Sudbury, $32.2 million in financing involving 120 units of elderly and family housing.
  • Old Mill Glen in Maynard, $10.7 million in financing involving 50 units of family housing.