Taunton Mayor Tom Hoye and Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary of the State Department of Housing and Community Development, joined Housing Solutions and 75 supporters to celebrate Housing Solution’s redevelopment of two affordable apartment developments, comprising 56 family apartments. Read more
The ceremony took place on September 28 at the Carpenter’s Glen development in E. Taunton, where 32 of the apartments are located. Housing Solutions renovated an additional 24 apartments as part of the project at Cranberry Manor at 2220 Cranberry Highway in Wareham. Press Coverage
Housing Solutions secured financing from DHCD, the City of Taunton, the Town of Wareham and several other public and private sources to carry out substantial renovations at these developments, which have improved the quality of life for the 56 families living in the properties.
“As of 2pm September 26, my family and I signed a lease and we are no longer homeless,” said Courtney Morris at the ribbon cutting. She, her mother and two children had been living in a shelter in Fall River. “I can sleep at night without fear,” she continued.
“I am very pleased that the City of Taunton was able to partner with Housing Solutions on this important and impressive project,” says Taunton Mayor Tom Hoye. “This initiative is a great example of how the City’s Community Development Block Grant funds can be used to leverage other public resources for the benefit of Taunton residents.”
The new financing allows for apartments for formerly homeless families and people with disabilities, and assures that the properties will remain affordable for generations to come.
“Preservation of affordable housing is a crucial issue in communities across Massachusetts, and we need to continue to invest in this vital resource for our families,” said Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay. “We are very pleased to partner with Housing Solutions and the City of Taunton to ensure the livability, affordability and vibrancy of these housing communities.”
“Stable affordable housing is the cornerstone for strong families,” says Carl Nagy-Koechlin, Housing Solutions’ Executive Director. “With support from the state and others we’re providing that cornerstone for 56 families, and for countless others in the generations to come.”
Courtney Morris, puts the keys in the lock of her new aprt at Carpenters Glenn, in East Taunton Gazette photo by Mike Gay