IBA Secures $53M in MassHousing Financing to Renovate 181-Unit Apartment Building in Boston
BOSTON — IBA, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, has secured a $53 million permanent loan from Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) to renovate Villa Victoria’s Viviendas Apartments, an affordable housing property located in Boston’s South End neighborhood. Renovations will include extensive structural and cosmetic improvements, upgrading the exterior and interior to preserve building quality and enhance tenants’ residential experience. Upgrades will include replacing the asphalt roof with 30-year architectural shingles, improvements to pre-existing draining structures and updating the property’s façade with fresh stucco and paint. Originally built in the 1960s by IBA, Viviendas Apartments is one of four properties that make up Villa Victoria, a 435-unit affordable housing community that promotes wellness, active living, public safety, cultural expression and socioeconomic mobility through a specialized range of residential services.