HAPHousing at Work:
Housing Under Development
HAPHousing begins new construction in Ludlow and Amherst. Here are the details:
Senior Housing, Ludlow
This project involves conversion of a historic brick building (most recently used as the Boys and Girls Club) into 28 units of rental housing for seniors and those who are disabled. HAPHousing purchased the building from the Town of Ludlow and began construction in August 2013. Stevens Memorial Senior Housing was awarded $7.4 million from US Department of Housing and Urban Development and MA Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as HUD Section 202 rental subsidies to make the units affordable to low and very-low income seniors. Construction is scheduled for completion in September 2014, with apartments available in October 2014. Tenants will be selected by lottery. The deadline for submitting applications will be announced in 2014. Please see the attached marketing brochure and rental application for information on how to apply for an apartment at Stevens Memorial Senior Housing.
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.