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MassHousing Provides $15.8M Financing for Multifamily Property Renovation in Metro Boston

MassHousing has provided $15.8 million to renovate Clark House in Amherst, Mass.

MassHousing has provided $15.8 million to renovate Clark House in Amherst, Mass.

AMHERST, MASS. — MassHousing has provided $15.8 million in financing to Redwood Housing for the renovation and preservation of 100 affordable housing units at Clark House in Amherst. Redwood Housing recently acquired Clark House and has extended the federal Section 8 housing assistance payment contract on all 100 units at the property. This is the first transaction Redwood Housing has completed in Massachusetts. MassHousing provided the permanent loan through the HUD/HFA 50/50 risk share program. Of the 100 units at Clark House, 81 are designated affordable for elderly residents, and 19 are affordable units for families and disabled residents. Redwood plans to replace all domestic hot and cold water piping, improve accessibility, upgrade the community room, and replace sliding glass doors and windows. Built in 1980, Clark House is located at 22 Lessey St. The property contains 76 one-bedroom units, 18 two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units. WinnCompanies manages Clark House.

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