The dream of creating affordable housing has become a reality for the Mashpee Housing Authority. Since October of 2011 when Gov. Patrick announced that HAC would receive the funding needed to build additional units at the Breezy Acres family public housing development, it has been full steam ahead. “We’re really excited to build this community for Mashpee Housing Authority and the Town of Mashpee. It has been a wonderful and collaborative effort,” said Adrienne Danner project manager in HAC’s Housing Development Department.
HAC worked with the housing authority to develop ten new townhome rental units consisting of eight 2-bedrooms and two 3-bedrooms. The townhomes are designed to easily integrate with six existing units, creating a sense of community with communal outdoor spaces. The environmentally friendly design leaves a large portion of the site undisturbed to provide as much open space as possible.
“We are very pleased to be serving, once again, as the Project Architects for HAC on such an important community-housing development as Great Cove. With each new project, we look to contribute towards the overall HAC mission of designing and building attractive, energy-efficient, and well-built housing that is truly affordable to local Cape Cod residents,” said Rick Fenuccio, president of Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects Inc.
All units will be affordable for families earning 50 percent or less of the area median income, and eight project based voucher units will be reserved for extremely low-income households (30 percent of area median income or less).
Residents are expected to move in the beginning of May. HAC will conduct a housing lottery for all units. Visit HAC’s website if you would like to learn more about affordable housing lotteries.
A celebratory ribbon cutting will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 10 a.m. on Breezy Way off Old Barnstable Rd., Mashpee.