Boston – MassHousing has provided $25 million in financing to the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) to provide significant improvements to the 99-unit Morse Apartments and extend the affordability for lower-income senior citizens living there for at least 75 years.
The general contractor is Colantonio Inc., the architect is BWA Architects, and the management agent is the BHA.
Among the more than $18 million in improvements planned for the property are unit renovations, including new kitchens and baths with roll-in showers, new windows, renovation of common areas, plumbing improvements, fire protection and HVAC upgrades, and building envelope repairs.
The Morse Apartments was constructed in 1973 in a high-rise building at 90 Longwood Ave. and is operated as federal public housing. The BHA is converting the property from public housing to federal Project Based Section 8 subsidized housing, which will cover 98 of the 99 one-bedroom apartments and be restricted to households earning at or below 60% of the Area Median Income.
Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2022.