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Community Preservation Committee

Community Preservation Projects

Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity

(STM October 2004 Article 11)

Habitat for Humanity requested funding for roadway improvements on Glenrose Avenue.  The infrastructure improvements were completed and a house constructed for a low/ moderate income family. 

Land Acquisition for Affordable Housing and Conservation Land – 165 Pond Street

(STM 2007 Article 12F)

The Town of Braintree purchased the property on Pond Street with the intention of subdividing the one-acre parcel and renovating an existing single-family house.  With the division of this parcel into thirds, one-third for the house lot and the other two-thirds for open space, the town was able to deed restrict and sell the house as an affordable unit after it was rehabilitated with Community Preservation funds under the direction of the Braintree Housing Authority. 

 

Braintree Housing Authority

The Braintree Housing Authority [BHA] was organized on July 30, 1948, with the mission of promoting adequate and affordable housing in a living environment free from discrimination.  The BHA owns and maintains two residential complexes for seniors and disabled residents of Braintree, three single-family and two two-family homes.  The McRae Development, also known as Heritage Lane, is located off Hayward Street in East Braintree and the Crispin Elderly Development is on Roosevelt Street in Braintree Highlands.  Community Preservation funds have been used to improve handicapped accessibility and security at both developments.

Family Housing:  Community Preservation funding has been appropriated for kitchen and bathroom renovations at five residences owned and managed by the Braintree Housing Authority - Town Council Order 14-005 [1] and for roof replacements at the seven family residences scattered throughout the Town - Town Council Order 14-005 [2].

 

McRae Development:  Community Preservation funding was used to remove tripping hazards from walkways and roadways, to construct ramps, to improve accessibility in the Community Room kitchen and to install locking doors and an intercom system allowing tenants to confirm guests’ identities.  All improvements were completed to meet the requirements of handicapped accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

ATM 2003 19-2 - walkway and roadway improvements

 

ATM 2003 19-3 - Community Room kitchen improvements

 

STM 2006 11A - construction of ramps

 

STM 2007 12H - installation of automatic doors

 

Town Council Order 10-063 - installation of automatic locking and an intercom system  [project in design phase]

 

Crispin Development:  Community Preservation funding was used to remove tripping hazards from walkways and roadways, to construct a ramp to the Community Building, to install a roll-in shower in one handicapped unit, to install an automatic door and to renovate the kitchen in the Community Room and remove barriers for wheelchairs or scooters.  All improvements were completed to meet the requirements of handicapped accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  As well, funding has been appropriated for roof replacement Town Council Order 14-005 [2].

ATM 2003 19-2 - walkway and roadway

 

STM 2004 17A and STM 2006 11A - construction of a ramp to the Community Building and to install a roll-in shower in one handicapped unit

 

Town Council Order 10-063- installation of an automatic door at the Crispin Elderly Development

 

Town Council Order 10-063 - Community Room kitchen and removal of barriers for wheelchairs and scooters

 

 

 
 
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