Source: The NHP Foundation / #Affordable #Housing
FALL RIVER, MA - The NHP Foundation, a national not-for-profit, announced its sponsorship of a 12-month renovation of the Ships' Cove Apartments in Fall River, MA. Originally part of NHPF’s property portfolio, Ships' Cove is now under the auspices of NHPF and the property’s new owner, Ships' Cove Preservation Partners Limited.
NHPF will lead the revitalization effort and act as the developer of an $8 million renovation to the property. Additional financing partners for the rehabilitation include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, RBC Tax Credit Equity LLC, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, and Citizens Bank, NA.
Located at 130 Canal Street in Fall River, MA, Ships' Cove is a high-rise building located centrally to public transportation as well as many other public and commercial amenities and features 201 one- and two-bedroom apartments with incredible views of historic Battleship Cove. The renovation process, which is set to begin in November and be completed by the end of 2017, will include improvements to units, common areas, building systems and the building exterior, as well as accessibility improvements and installation of utility conserving fixtures, to improve the quality of life for current and future residents of Ships' Cove as an important affordable housing resource in Fall River.
“Ships' Cove is a significant part of the affordable housing landscape in the city of Fall River,” said Richard Burns. “To be part of a partnership that is focused on preserving the availability of quality affordable housing for families in a location with access to public transportation, schools, medical facilities and job opportunities, is not only incredibly exciting, but is exactly what affordable housing preservation should be focused on every day.”