POAH was recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s “Housing for Everyone” grant competition. The grant will be used to create accessibility upgrades and senior care services at the Tribune Apartments for seniors in the Town of Framingham, a community in the Metro West area of Greater Boston.
The development consists of two four-story, co-joined buildings (one the former Tribune newspaper building) in South Framingham one block from Town Hall. The facility includes two community rooms, recently renovated common areas, and nine-foot ceilings in the living spaces of the apartments. POAH is renovating the building including replacement of the roof, modernized HVAC systems, door and windows upgrades, and more.
“TD Charitable Foundation continues to show its support for POAH and the low income seniors and families in our affordable housing developments with the awarding of this, our third grant, said POAH President/CEO Aaron Gornstein. “TD has focused this year’s grant on seniors, a growing segment of our affordable housing population. We are deeply appreciative of this grant, which will help us provide, accessible, comfortable living quarters for seniors in downtown Framingham.”
This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Affordable Housing for Seniors, focusing on initiatives that support the development of safe, affordable, accessible housing for older adults, aged 55 and over.
The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $100,000 grant for a total grant donation of $2.5 million in 2015.
POAH has previously won two TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grants - one to install to install a solar hot air system at the 283-unit Salem Heights affordable housing apartments in Salem, MA and another to install a solar hot water system at the Sugar River Mills apartments in Claremont, NH.