Currently, the BBH team is moving forward with their application for state funding for The Coolidge at Sudbury, Phase 2. This is one of several integral steps in the development process and we need your help: Please consider signing this letter of support. We need the state to hear from residents, service providers, and other community members who believe that quality housing options build strong inclusive communities. With your help, this quality, affordable, place to call home will become a reality for seniors in Sudbury.
Please read the following letter of support, then fill out the form below to add your name to the list of signatories.
DEADLINE: Monday February 12, 2018
Department of Housing & Community Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114
RE: The Coolidge at Sudbury, Phase 2 – Boston Post Road, Sudbury
Dear Undersecretary Kornegay:
The signatories of this letter are citizens who recognize the need for additional affordable senior housing in Sudbury. We are pleased to express our support for the proposed development by B’nai B’rith Housing to be located at Boston Post Road, Sudbury. We encourage the Department of Housing and Community Development to fund The Coolidge at Sudbury, Phase 2.
B’nai B’rith Housing is the developer of The Coolidge at Sudbury, a 100% affordable apartment community for residents aged 55 and over. Phase 1 of The Coolidge was fully leased shortly after opening and the waiting list continues to grow. Now, B’nai B’rith Housing proposes to develop an additional 56 units on vacant land at The Coolidge property. In keeping with Phase 1, Phase 2 will follow B’nai B’rith Housing’s service-enriched housing model, which will provide residents, many of whom have called the Sudbury area home their entire lives, an opportunity to remain in their community and to thrive and stay active.
The development will offer a housing alternative that is currently limited in the area, where the elderly population there continues to grow, as does the demand for affordable residences in this relatively high-cost market. As of 2016, 28.5% of Sudbury residents are over 55 years old, and notably, almost one-fifth of these households are seniors living alone. Of Lincoln-Sudbury seniors, 30% of households over 65 years old earn less than $50,000 a year, many of whom would be eligible for the proposed affordable housing.
We believe that the funding application for The Coolidge at Sudbury, Phase 2 is worthy of your approval. B’nai B’rith Housing has an outstanding reputation and a solid track record of working with towns and cities throughout Greater Boston. We are confident that The Coolidge at Sudbury, Phase 2 will be an excellent addition to Swampscott and the surrounding area, and deserves the Department of Housing and Community Development’s support.
Please fill out the form below to add your name to the list of signatories.