Haverhill Veterans Housing
2 Reed Street, 74-76 Temple Street, 17-19 Tremont Street
The Haverhill Veterans Housing project will develop three sites for affordable veterans’ housing for a total of 27 units. The development will improve two vacant lots and an underutilized parking lot in the Mt. Washington Neighborhood. Residents in these locations will have easy access to the many services offered at the Veterans’ Northeast Outreach Center, including job readiness training, community meals and health and wellness classes.
The VNOC approached CBA in April of 2013 to discuss solutions to the pressing need for high quality, affordable housing for veterans and their families. This project is a result of the collaboration between the two organizations. Upon completion 2 Reed Street will be the site of a two-story property with 18 studio apartments; 74 Temple Street will be the site of a three-story building with six one-bedroom apartments; and 17 Tremont Street will be the site of a three-story building with one two-bedroom apartment and two three-bedroom apartments.
Davis Square Architects, Inc.
To Be Determined
Affordable Housing Trust
Massachusetts Dept. of Housing & Community Development
City of Haverhill
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program
North Shore HOME Consortium
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC)
Gorham Street Apartments
305 Gorham St., Lowell, MA
The Gorham Street Apartments project will give new life to a long vacant site, stimulating the local economy and creating a property that will serve as a community asset. The project will create twenty-four housing units for working families with household incomes limited to 60% of the area median income, or approximately $29,000 to $54,000 for a family of four.
The project is designed to complement the historic characteristics of the neighboring properties and enhance the streetscape. The building will include an elevator, laundry room, community room, and property management office. Six of the housing units have a townhouse design, which provides multiple entry ways, enlivening the streetscape and adding to pedestrian use.
The building will be Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-certifiable, and the design will promote green and sustainable practices in selection of materials and high-energy efficiency. The building design complies with the guidelines of the Downtown Lowell Historic District and was approved by both the Lowell Historic Board and the Lowell Planning Board in 2011.