Project Highlights


PROPOSED PROJECT

The project sponsor, Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO, Inc.), is proposing to create two units of affordable rental housing through acquisition and rehabilitation of an existing single-family house and an addition of a 1,100 square foot unit, located at 54 Taft Avenue, West Newton. The project would consist of one 2-BR and one 3-BR unit and will target families who are at-risk of homelessness. Both units will be affordable to households earning at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) in perpetuity. The projected total development cost is $1,144,029. 

Location:
54 Taft Avenue
Newton, MA 02465
Goal:
Create two units of rental housing affordable to households earning below 80% of Area Median Income.


Funding Request: $360,000 (Community Development Block Grant funds), $125,000 (HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds), and $599,029 (Community Preservation Act funds)
Contacts:
Josephine McNeil, Executive Director
CAN-DO, Inc.
1075 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02465
(617) 964 - 3527

54 Taft Avenue Funding Application  
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FUNDED PROJECT

160 Stanton Avenue, is a non-sectarian senior independent living community located off of Washington Street. The property consists of 199 affordable rental housing units for low and very low income households, split between two buildings constructed in two phases: Golda Meir House I and Golda Meir House II. The applicant is proposing to use CDBG funds to rehabilitate certain parts of these buildings. The proposed scope of work is a component of a more comprehensive capital improvement effort that will first require the sponsor to refinance with its existing lender, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

 

Location:  
160 Stanton Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
 Goal:  
Rehabilitation of two existing buildings to remove architecutal barriers, provide life safety improvements and increase energy efficiency conservation and weatherization measures. 
 
Funding Request:       $1,146,839.65 (Community Development Block Grant funds); $565,567.50 in funding was approved.
 Contacts:      

 Jessica Boatright
 Chief of Staff
 Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
 (617) 912.8406
 jboatright@jche.org

or

Myra Marshall
Executive Director, Golda Meir House
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(617) 614.4228
mmarshall@jche.org


Project Review Materials

1. Cover Letter and Application

2. Photos, Site Map, Project Timeline and Support Letters

3. Evidence of Site Control and Project Finances

4. Developer Capacity, Finances and Qualifications

5. Site Review, Zoning and Permitting

6. Design and Construction

7. Relocation, Fair Housing and Accessibility

8.  Revised Funding Request 7/7/2015


PROPOSED PROJECT

2042-2044 Beacon Street, also known as Engine 6, is a proposed Local Initiative Program (LIP) or "Friendly 40B project to adapt a 1917 historic former fire station to create 10 affordable studio apartments: 9 for very low-income, formerly homeless individuals (incomes up to 30 percent of area median) and 1 for live-in staff (income up to 80 percent of area median).  Three units will be fully wheelchair accessible. The building will also include common space for support services.  The applicants have applied for federal funds administered by the City.  To date no decision has been made to distribute any federals funds to this project.


2042-2044 Beacon Street / Engine Six 

location:

2042-44 Beacon Street
Waban, MA 02468

goals:

Adapt a 1917 former fire station to create 10 affordable studio apartments: 9 for very low-income, formerly homeless individuals (incomes up to 30 percent of area median) and 1 for live-in staff (income up to 80 percent of area median). Three units will be fully wheelchair accessible. The building will also include common space for support services.

funding:

$955,771

Newton CDBG funds (federal)

$407,855

Newton HOME funds (federal)

$500,000

Masachusetts HOME funds (federal)

$592,362

Massachusetts Housing Innovations Fund (state)

$300,000

Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program

$333,889

Historic tax credit equity (state)


$3,089,877


TOTAL PROJECT COST

contacts:

Steve Laferriere, Senior Housing Project Manager
Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc.
63 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
email:
steve@metrowestcd.org
phone: 617.923.3505, ext. 6

website:
http://metrowestcd.org/

 Project Review and Materials

      tenant selection process (revised on June 25, 2013) 
 
     responses by project sponsor to questions asked at June 20, 2013 neighborhood discussion
     staff presentation on city funding and permitting process from June 20, 2013 neighborhood discussion
     frequently asked questions (revised: June 26; June 20, 2013)
 
     resident's guide to project submitted by project sponsor
        
     Engine 6 Staffing Plan
 
     Pine Street Inn / Paul Sullivan Housing House Rules and Regulations
      
      responses from Metro West Collaborative Development to questions from Newton Housing Partnership's Project Review subcommittee  
       
      letter from Newton Housing Partnership to Planning and Development Board, re: request for
      Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds
 
      memo from City of Newton Housing staff to Planning and Development Board
                           
      full funding application, including project description, budgets, resident selection plan
 
      independent appraisal commissioned by Boston Community Capital
 
      floor plans and site schematics     
                      
      acquisition/site control documents       
PROJECT LOCATION

90 Christina Street

DEVELOPER
Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO)

SUPPORT SERVICES
Support services are provided through the Newton Community Service Centers’ Parents Program.

DEVELOPMENT PROFILE
The Kayla’s House and Highland Glen Condominiums project involved two phases. Phase 1 was the acquisition and rehabilitation of a historic home to create five rental apartments for very low income single mothers and their children, including supportive services. These five units are HOME-designated units. Phase 2 involved the new construction of four 2- and 3-bedroom townhouses on the rear portion of the property, one of which was sold at an affordable price to a low/moderate income first-time homebuyer, and the other three sold at market rate prices.

TOTAL PROJECT COST
$1,676,746

FUNDING SOURCES
Newton HOME Grant & Loan
Newton CDBG Grant & Loan
NHRF Funds
State HIF
HUD McKinney
Boston Community Capital
Clippership Foundation
Charlesbank Homes
AHP Grant
Auburndale Coop Bank
Owner Equity

COMPLETION DATE
September 2003

TERM OF AFFORDABILITY
40 years

PROJECT LOCATION
45 Pelham Street

DEVELOPER
Community Living Network, Inc. (CLN)

DEVELOPMENT PROFILE
Pelham House involves the acquisition and rehabilitation of property to create 10 affordable apartments for the elderly.

TOTAL PROJECT COST
$1,694,214

FUNDING SOURCES
Newton CDBG Loan
NHRF Loans & Grants
Newton CPA Funds
Auburndale Cooperative Bank
State DHCD HOME Funds
CLN Equity

COMPLETION DATE
Anticipated 2004.

TERM OF AFFORDABILITY
In perpetuity.

LOCATION
19 West Street

DEVELOPER
Advocates, Inc.

DEVELOPMENT PROFILE
Acquisition of and exterior renovations to a two-family property containing one 2-bedroom unit and one 3-bedroom unit to create a 5-bedroom group residence for homeless persons with mental illness.

TOTAL PROJECT COST
$676,400

FUNDING SOURCES
Newton CDBG Loan
Newton CPA Funds
Owner Equity

COMPLETION DATE
Anticipated 2004.

TERM OF AFFORDABILITY
In perpetuity.

PROJECT LOCATION
18-20 Cambria Road

DEVELOPER
Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO)

DEVELOPMENT PROFILE
Acquisition and moderate rehabilitation of a two-family property to create two affordable rental units for low/moderate income households.

TOTAL PROJECT COST
$922,461

FUNDING SOURCES
Newton CDBG Loan
NHRF Loans & Grant
Newton CPA Grant
Auburndale Cooperative Bank
Charlesbank Homes Grant
NHA Grant Inclusionary Zoning

COMPLETION DATE
January 2004

TERM OF AFFORDABILITY
30 years from date of Declaration of Restrictive Covenants and extended to up to 99 years as law allows.

is a non-sectarian senior independent living community located off of Washington Street. The property consists of 199 affordable rental housing units for low and very low income households, split between two buildings constructed in two phases: Golda Meir House I and Golda Meir House II. The applicant is proposing to use CDBG funds to rehabilitate certain parts of these buildings. The proposed scope of work is a component of a more comprehensive capital improvement effort that will first require the sponsor to refinance with its existing lender, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

is a non-sectarian senior independent living community located off of Washington Street. The property consists of 199 affordable rental housing units for low and very low income households, split between two buildings constructed in two phases: Golda Meir House I and Golda Meir House II. The applicant is proposing to use CDBG funds to rehabilitate certain parts of these buildings. The proposed scope of work is a component of a more comprehensive capital improvement effort that will first require the sponsor to refinance with its existing lender, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

 

   

   

   

           

       

   

is a non-sectarian senior independent living community located off of Washington Street. The property consists of 199 affordable rental housing units for low and very low income households, split between two buildings constructed in two phases: Golda Meir House I and Golda Meir House II. The applicant is proposing to use CDBG funds to rehabilitate certain parts of these buildings. The proposed scope of work is a component of a more comprehensive capital improvement effort that will first require the sponsor to refinance with its existing lender, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  is a non-sectarian senior independent living community located off of Washington Street. The property consists of 199 affordable rental housing units for low and very low income households, split between two buildings constructed in two phases: Golda Meir House I and Golda Meir House II. The applicant is proposing to use CDBG funds to rehabilitate certain parts of these buildings. The proposed scope of work is a component of a more comprehensive capital improvement effort that will first require the sponsor to refinance with its existing lender, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

is a non-sectarian senior independent living community located off of Washington Street. The property consists of 199 affordable rental housing units for low and very low income households, split between two buildings constructed in two phases: Golda Meir House I and Golda Meir House II. The applicant is proposing to use CDBG funds to rehabilitate certain parts of these buildings. The proposed scope of work is a component of a more comprehensive capital improvement effort that will first require the sponsor to refinance with its existing lender, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

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