Tribune Apartments is a 53-unit affordable housing development in the vibrant Irving Square Historic District of South Framingham, only one block from Town Hall.
The complex consists of two historic, attached buildings: the Tribune Building, constructed in 1890 to house the weekly Framingham Tribune newspaper; and the Victory Building, built in the early 1900s. In 1982, the 4-story property was converted to its current use as affordable housing for elderly, handicapped and disabled households.
Saving Tribune Apartments was important to the City of Framingham, a community in the Metro West area of Greater Boston. Through quick-closing loan programs developed by MHIC and CEDAC, POAH was able to make a competitive offer that met the seller’s required timeframe. POAH closed on the transaction within 90 days of execution of the purchase & sale agreement. The ability to close the transaction quickly to help the seller meet a financing obligation was a critical component of our successful preservation of this affordable housing community.
Improvements to the building included all new windows, kitchen and bath upgrades, common space renovations, a new management offce, replacement of the roof, and modernized HVAC systems.
- Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC)
- Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC)
- Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Guzman Prufer Architects Inc
Awards and Accolades
Framingham Preservation Achievement Award (2018)