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Celebrating a renovated Brandy Hill

October 23, 2017

Officials and residents gathered to celebrate the renvoations at Brandy Hill Apartments in Wareham, Mass.

By Mary McKenzie, Wicked Local Wareham

WAREHAM – As a resident of Brandy Hill Apartments for more than 20 years, Donna Hodson said the newly completed renovations at the 132-unit complex “give me tears of joy.”

The 132-unit complex off Minot Avenue got a fresh look with new siding for all the buildings, roof replacement in five buildings, seven new handicap-accessible apartments, 50 units had kitchen, bath and flooring upgrades, new fire safety systems were installed throughout, and a new, fully adapted playground was unveiled. Currently, the community center is undergoing its own renovation. The renovations cost $8.6 million.

Spearheaded by Preservation of Affordable Housing, the project was a group effort with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, MassHousing, Citizens Bank and Stratford Capital of Peabody.

POAH acquired the housing development in June 2010 and in 2016, secured the financing to go ahead with the renovations.

Hodson is enjoying her refinished apartment.

“I love this community,” said Hodson, who cut the ribbon for the ceremony celebrating the project on Friday morning. “And I’m still in my place, but it’s like I have a new place now, too. I had one of the old apartments, so it got a complete makeover.”

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