City: Chestnut Hill
Type: mixed-income homeownership
# of Units: 57: 15 affordable; 42 market rate
B’nai B’rith Housing built a 57 unit, mixed income homeownership community on Commonwealth Avenue to with the goal of increasing the stock of reasonably priced housing in Newton. BBH worked in collaboration with neighbors and city officials to create a development that reflects the needs of the Newton community, which consists of increasing numbers of first time buyers, young families, and older adults looking to downsize. Fifteen of the units were sold as affordable housing and the balance of the units provided moderately priced market rate homeownership opportunities. Due to the project’s success, B’nai B’rith Housing repaid $300,000 of Community Preservation Funds back to the City of Newton and an additional $300,000 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Awards: 2010 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Jack Kemp Award for Workforce Housing
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