NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, a housing service provider in southern Massachusetts, hosted a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of its newest housing development in Holbrook.
The property, located at 120 North Franklin St. in Holbrook Center, will be the site of a 72-unit senior housing community.
NeighborWorks Housing Solutions serves as developer of the project, with the Narrow Gate architecture, NEI General Contracting, and property manager Maloney Properties making up the project team.
This project has been five years in the making, with a variety of organizations involved in advocating for the development as well as providing financial support. Speaker of the House Ronald Mariano, state Sen. John Keenan, and state Rep. Mark Cusack were all present at the ground-breaking celebration, as were Holbrook Town Administrator Gregory Hanley, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation Executive Director Roger Herzog, and representatives from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Quincy South Shore HOME Consortium, and construction lender Eastern Bank.
“NHS has an incredible reputation, and when we broached the idea of adding more housing for seniors in the Town of Holbrook, we knew NHS would be a great partner,” Hanley said. “Holbrook is a great town, and these apartments for seniors will enhance the fabric of the community.”
With the addition of these apartment homes for seniors, NHS now owns, operates or maintains nearly 1,000 units of housing in the region.
“It is a pleasure to announce the start of construction for this highly anticipated project,” said Robert Corley, CEO of NeighborWorks Housing Solutions. “The need for affordable housing, especially senior housing, continues to grow. This type of housing will allow seniors to age in place, and continue to create housing opportunities for all. We are proud to partner with the town of Holbrook with the creation of a safe and affordable housing opportunity for seniors in the community.”