Community Housing

Cape Cod Village – Seven Towns Collaborating for a Regional Need
Nearly every community in Massachusetts is facing a shortage of housing, and this problem is especially true when it comes to housing for residents with special needs. Recognizing the effectiveness of a collaborative CPA effort, seven outer Cape Cod towns joined together to work on a regional CPA housing development to help an underserved population. This was the beginning of Cape Cod Village (CCV), a housing community for adults with autism.
Habitat for Humanity and CPA: Highlighting Successful Housing Partnerships
For several CPA communities, Habitat for Humanity is an invaluable partner when it comes to affordable housing goals. The global nonprofit works in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States, and in Massachusetts, many of their local efforts have been made possible through Community Preservation funds.
Northborough's Vacant Senior Center Becomes Housing For Senior Citizens
After a new senior center was built in Northborough, the previous building sat vacant. The Northborough Affordable Housing Corporation saw this vacancy as the perfect opportunity to invest CPA funds for affordable housing for the community’s senior citizens.
CPA-funded Rolling Green Apartments project is “huge win” for Amherst
When financing restrictions ensuring the affordability of 41 units at the Rolling Green apartment complex in Amherst expired, residents of the complex began to worry. It turned out, with a unique and interesting idea, CPA was the answer!
CPA Development Keeps Provincetown Affordable For Year-Round Residents
In a market driven by competitive vacation-based real estate, year-round Provincetown residents have long struggled to find affordable housing options.
Fort Hill Veterans' Housing, Hingham
Finding housing for veterans has become a growing challenge in the Commonwealth. But one South Shore town is tapping their community preservation funds to make sure veterans have an affordable place to live.
Habitat for Humanity, Martha's Vineyard
Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds recently helped a family of four secure permanent affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard.
Eliakim's Way, West Tisbury
West Tisbury, a small community on Martha’s Vineyard, has used its CPA funds to develop a number of affordable housing options for residents over the years, but its recent Eliakim’s Way project challenges the convential wisdom on community housing.
School Employee Housing, Nantucket
Twelve units of affordable housing were built specifically for Nantucket's teachers.
89 Oxbow, Wayland
In a great example of beating swords into plowshares, land that once housed lethal missiles is now the location of an impressive green affordable housing development, funded in part by Wayland’s CPA program.
Lake Terrace Apartments, Chatham
In a fantastic example of CPA’s leveraging power, the town of Chatham used $375,000 in CPA funds to leverage a total of $9 million for the creation of 50 affordable housing units in this seaside community.
Pilot Grove Apartments, Stow
Stow used $350,000 in CPA funds to provide funding to preserve the affordability restrictions on 37 apartments that were at risk due to expiring restrictions.