Healey-Driscoll Administration announces production and preservation of 1,900+ affordable housing units across the state



BOSTON – Less than a week after her State of the Commonwealth address in which she vowed to tackle rising housing costs, Governor Maura Healey today committed resources to support the production and preservation of more than 1,900 housing units in 19 communities across the state.

Gov. Healey, Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll and Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities Ed Augustus joined state Sen. Liz Miranda and state Representative Samantha Montaño in Jamaica Plain to celebrate the Blessed Sacrament Church historic adaptive reuse project and to announce subsidies and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit support for several affordable housing projects across the state.

“These housing projects are a great example of why we expanded the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit in our tax cuts bill,” said Governor Healey. “From a church transformed into mixed-use mixed-income housing in Boston to the re-use of a vacant nursing home as affordable rental housing in Northampton, these funds will make it possible for thousands of Massachusetts residents to afford a home. We look forward to continuing to work to pass the Affordable Homes Act this year to create much-needed housing across all income levels in the state.”

Last fall, as part of a $1 billion tax relief signed by the governor, the Administration raised the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to $60 million annually – a $20 million increase over the previous year.

“We are expanding housing opportunities so more people can live, work and stay in Massachusetts,” said Lieutenant Governor Driscoll. “This is just one piece of the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s strategy to increase our housing supply and lower costs for hard-working Massachusetts residents.”

The projects include:

Residences at the Park – Athol

135 Dudley Street – Boston

775 Huntington – Boston

Blessed Sacrament – Boston

Mildred Hailey 3 – Boston

NUBA Apartments – Boston

Thatcher Apartments – Brockton

Clifton Place – Cambridge

Jackson Place – Cambridge

Sacred Heart – Cambridge

4th at Broadway – Chelsea

25 Garvey Street – Everett

Franklin Ridge Senior Housing – Franklin

Library Commons 2 – Holyoke

Prospect Place – Northampton

Southern Tier – Oak Bluffs

Schoolhouse Apartments – Rockland

The Exchange 4%/9% – Salem

24 Webster Avenue – Somerville

Plaza Apartments – South Hadley

Residences at the Vault – Springfield

Baldwinville School – Templeton

Residences at Lawrence Hill – Wellfleet

WCG Homes – Worcester

“These projects, which will now be built as a result of the increase to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, are a direct result of the governor’s tax relief bill,” said Secretary Augustus. “The funding of these projects is proof that housing production for all of our communities is a top priority for the Healey-Driscoll Administration. The governor’s Affordable Homes Act will soon fund even more, much needed, affordable housing in the commonwealth.”

Included in today’s announcement are two projects that will serve highly vulnerable populations.

Located in Lynn, Solimine House will provide 150 affordable senior housing units with a strong health care link.

Located in Boston, 900 Morrissey Boulevard will provide 99 single-room occupancy units, with extensive support services, to chronically homeless individuals in a now-vacant hotel.

“Pennrose is honored to be entrusted by the Hyde Square Task Force to preserve this incredible historic asset with them and to create performance space for the community that fulfills their mission. We are incredible grateful to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston for their commitment, dedication and resources to make this restoration and transformation a reality and to complete the work on this campus that has been done so well by the Jamaica Plain NDC and others,” said Charles Adam, Regional Vice President, Pennrose.

“We are fortunate to partner with Pennrose to preserve this community gem. This project will add much-needed affordable housing to Boston’s Latin Quarter and include a performance space to help Hyde Square Task Force further our mission. We are grateful to the Commonwealth and the City of Boston for helping us complete the vision for this amazing building and campus,” said Celina Miranda, Executive Director of the Hyde Square Task Force.


  1. Fed Up

    January 22, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    All are earmarked for people not born here and who never contributed to the system while the tax paying residents are left out to dry. The politicians of this state care more about illegals than the tax paying citizens of their own state. If you voted for them, this is on you.

    • Antifa hates ignoramuses.

      January 23, 2024 at 2:57 pm

      Do you have any proof? Or is this just telling the lie over and over and over and over and over again till it becomes a truth just like the Nazis.

      At least something’s being done about the problem unlike the previous administration. What did Baker ever do as the shortage of housing kept on climbing? Come on I’m waiting what did he do?

      • The52ndIntelligenceAgent

        January 25, 2024 at 9:08 am

        Antifa are actual Nazis!

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