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Tribune Apartments

46 Irving Street
Framingham, MA
  • Tribune Apartments exterior
  • Tribune Apartments exterior and sidewalk
  • Tribune Apartments community room
  • Tribune Apartments studio unit interior
  • Tribune Apartments unit kitchen
Deal Type: 
Preservation Acquisition
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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.



Project Partners

  • Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC)
  • MassHousing
  • 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)