U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) joined POAH leaders, Bedford Village partners, and residents to celebrate the completion of renovations at the 96-unit Bedford Village affordable housing development in Bedford, MA on Aug. 7.
Bedford Village was originally developed through the Massachusetts Section 13A mortgage interest subsidy program in the 1970s. With state and local support, POAH was able to preserve their affordability and renovate the apartments and common areas including new roofs, windows, select kitchen and bath updates, low-flow fixtures, and accessibility upgrades – making the property a more sustainable and comfortable place to live.
"In a time where our nation faces an unprecedented crisis in affordable housing, Bedford is setting an example for towns across the country. Bedford is showing the nation how we can open our arms and create welcoming communities for all” said Senator Markey at the ribbon cutting celebration.
The importance of public, private, and municipal entities working together was essential to the success of the project.
“I cannot thank the town of Bedford enough for all their support, $3 million in community preservation act funds from the town” said POAH President and CEO President Aaron Gornstein.
“Bedford Village makes it possible for families like mine and others to get the benefit of a great town such as Bedford” said resident Alejandro Diez.
Photo by POAH
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