December 2011: The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) hosted their annual dinner in East Boston last Thursday (12/15), celebrating accomplishments in community housing in 2011. Robert DeLeo, the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, gave the keynote address.
NOAH highlighted three affordable housing developments in particular, Cutler Heights, Stevens Corner, and Benfield Farms, which have been made possible by CPA funds. Thanks to this support, the three developments will together result in the creation of 98 new units of affordable housing.
Cutler Heights, a completed CPA project, opened this past June with 30 new units of affordable rental housing. The Town of Holliston showed strong support for the development, approving $909,000 in CPA funds. Stevens Corner, which received over $1.3M in CPA funds from the Town of North Andover, is a renovated nursing home which hosts 42 affordable units. Finally, Carlisle awaits DCHD funding to begin construction on Benfield Farms, a 26-unit senior housing development designed in the style of an old Carlisle farm house. The Benfield Farms parcel, a 45-acre tract, was purchased with CPA funds, and the Carlisle CPA has also approved $530,000 towards the creation of the affordable units.
NOAH, a non-profit community development corporation, provides counseling services to create homeownership opportunities for low-income individuals and families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, NOAH rehabilitates, owns, and rents affordable units, and supports the creation of new units. To learn more, see the flyer on CPA and NOAH, or visit NOAH’s website.