HAPHousing at Work:
Housing Under Development
In 2012, HAPHousing received commitments of state funding to move two new projects into construction:
Senior Housing, Ludlow
This project involves conversion of a brick building (originally a factory, most recently used as the Boys and Girls Club) into 28 units of rental housing for seniors and those who are disabled. After the Town of Ludlow determined that additional affordable housing for the elderly was needed, they issued a Request for Proposals and selected HAPHousing preferred developer. In addition to state financing, we have secured HUD 202 funds and rental subsidies that will make the units affordable to low and very-low income seniors. Construction is likely to begin in 2013. As additional information about eligibility of the apartments and when they may be complete will be posted on this web site as it becomes available.
Olympia Oaks, Amherst
The Town of Amherst saw the need for additional affordable rental housing for families and chose HAPHousing as preferred developer for a 13 acre site owned by the Town. The Town has prepared the infrastructure for the new housing and plans call for new construction of about 42 units of affordable rental housing. Valley Community Development Corporation is a partner with HAP in this project. Construction is expected to begin in 2013.
Rehabilitation of Foreclosed Properties, Springfield
is a targeted effort to acquire and rehabilitate or demolish vacant, distressed and foreclosed properties. The new or completely rehabilitated homes are then sold to owner-occupants. HAPHousing has developed 47 homes in Springfield's Old Hill and Six Corners neighborhoods. Several now available for sale. Please click here for more information. This work is part of a larger neighborhood revitalization collaboration.