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Way Finders Properties

Amherst

Butternut Farm

12 Longmeadow Drive, Amherst, MA 01002

Butternut Farm is a 26-unit family housing property built by Way Finders and initially occupied in the summer of 2011. Funding sources included Tax Credit Exchange, HOME, Affordable Housing Trust, and NeighborWorks America.

Olympia Oaks

85 Olympia Drive, Amherst, MA 01002

Olympia Oaks is a 42-unit family housing property located on a 13-acre site, built by Way Finders, in partnership with Valley Community Development Corporation, and initially occupied in the early fall of 2014. Funding sources included CDBG and Community Preservation Act funds from the Town of Amherst, the Interfaith Housing Corporation, a grant from NeighborWorks America & Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Affordable Housing Trust, Housing Stabilization Fund, and project-based Section 8 from DHCD, and permanent financing from Massachusetts Housing Partnership.

Charlton

Woodland Walk Apartments

239-247 Southbridge Road & 22-30 Harrington Road, Charlton, MA 01507            

Woodland Walk is a 39-unit family housing property acquired by Way Finders in 2010. Way Finders assumed the existing USDA mortgages, and completely renovated the property using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Credit Exchange, HOME, and Affordable Housing Trust funds. USDA Rural Development also provides rental assistance for all units.

Easthampton

Parsons Village

71 Parsons Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

Parsons Village is a 38-unit family housing property developed by Valley Community Development Corp in partnership with Way Finders and completed in September 2015. Funding sources include Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Affordable Housing Trust, Housing Stabilization Fund, permanent financing from Easthampton Savings Bank, TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Grant, and project-based Section 8 from DHCD. 

Hadley

Mountain View Apartments

21 Campus Plaza Road, Hadley, MA 01035

Mountain View is a 25-unit senior and family housing property. Way Finders purchased and rehabilitated the property in 2003 with funding from USDA Rural Development. 

Holyoke

Verano

13-15 Hamilton St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Verano is a 44-unit family rental housing property originally purchased by Way Finders and Nueva Esperanza in the mid-1980s. Way Finders re-capitalized and comprehensively rehabilitated the project with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, Affordable Housing Trust and permanent financing from Massachusetts Housing Partnership. 

Dwight/Clinton

50 Clinton Avenue and 1035-1037 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Dwight Clinton is a 19-unit property developed in partnership with Housing and Economic Resources for Women, Inc. Sixteen of the units receive project-based Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program assistance and nine units provide transitional housing for pregnant and parenting young mothers. Funding sources for initial and subsequent renovations included HUD McKinney Supportive Housing Program, Weatherization Assistance Program, HOME, McAuley Institute, Housing Stabilization Fund, and NeighborWorks® America.

Carlos Vega Townhomes

151 Walnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 

Carlos Vega Townhomes is an 18-unit property, providing housing for 18 farmworker families. At the request of the USDA, Way Finders developed the property in 1987 in partnership with Valley Housing Development Corp. The property was financed and continues to be subsidized by USDA Rural Development.  

Ludlow

Stevens Memorial Housing

12 Chestnut St, Ludlow, MA 01056

Stevens Memorial Senior Housing is a 28-unit rental property redeveloped by Way Finders in an historic building originally used as a recreational facility for workers at the Ludlow Mills. Funding sources included HUD 202 as well as state funds consisting of HOME, Housing Stabilization Fund and Affordable Housing Trust Fund. These units were completed and occupied in the fall of 2014.

Northampton

Earle Street

180 Earle St, Northampton, MA 01060

Earle Street is a 16-unit rental property that includes 14 single person occupancy units and 2 apartments. All units receive project-based Section 8 rental assistance. Way Finders assumed property management responsibility in January 2012.

Paradise Pond

155 West Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Paradise Pond is a 12-unit family rental property, including four units for formerly-homeless families. Completed in 2006, funding sources include HOME, Housing Stabilization Fund, Housing Innovations Fund, CDBG, HUD Supportive Housing, Affordable Housing Trust, and Massachusetts Housing Partnership Fund.  

The Lorraine

96 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060

The Lorraine is a rehabilitated 28-unit historic building for single occupancy including two handicapped-accessible units and two commercial spaces. Completed in 2001, funding sources include City of Northampton CDBG, Housing Innovations Fund II, Housing Stabilization Fund Rehabilitation Initiative, and Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Affordable Housing Program.   

Southhampton

Southampton Meadows

128 College Hwy, Southampton, MA 01073

Southampton Meadows is a 40-unit senior housing property built in 1989. Way Finders acted as the nonprofit sponsor for this HUD 202 project and assumed responsibility for management in 2008. Refinancing through HUD/FHA provided capital for upgrades and repairs 2012.

Southwick

Ahrend Circle

1–5 Ahrend Circle, Southwick, MA 01077

Ahrend Circle Apartments is a 40-unit senior housing property owned by a local single-purpose nonprofit and managed by Way Finders since 2010.

Springfield

New Court Terrace

 

68-70, 76, and 84-88 Byers Street, Springfield, MA 01105

New Court Terrace is a 44-unit property located in three buildings. Substantially rehabilitated in 2005, funding sources include Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic tax credits, Weatherization Assistance Program, Lead-based Paint Hazard Abatement Program, HOME, and Affordable Housing Trust.  

Kenwyn & Quadrangle Apartments

6 Kenwood Park and 413-415 Belmont Avenue/114-118, 120-130 Byers Street and 103 Pearl Street, Springfield, MA 01105

Kenwyn and Quadrangle is a 60-unit, two property project redeveloped in 2015. Kenwyn Apartments include 27 units of affordable housing for families. Quadrangle Court Apartments include 33 family rental units. Funding for the most recent renovations and upgrades included State and Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, City of Springfield CDBG Funds, State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Wales

Silver Meadows

1 Royce Lane, Wales, MA 01081

Silver Meadows is a 20-unit, one-bedroom senior housing property developed and managed by Way Finders. Completed in 2000, the property was financed by the HUD 202 program and state resources, and is owned by a local non-profit, Silver Meadow, Inc.  

Ware

Church Street School

68 Church Street, Ware, MA 01082

Church Street School is a historic school building converted into a 29-unit property for senior citizens and those with disabilities. Way Finders completed development in fall 2008. Funding sources included USDA 515, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, historic tax credits, Affordable Housing Trust, and HOME. 

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