Examples of Additional Completed Developments

HAPHousing has participated in the development of 40 completed projects and a total of nearly 900 units, including 189 elderly housing units, 507 affordable rental units for families, 86 single room occupancy units, 9 residential group homes for a total of 34 clients of the Department of Mental Retardation, and the rehabilitation or new construction of more than 80 one- or two-family homes for sale to low- and moderate-income first time homebuyers. The details of the projects are listed below, or you can download the full HAPHousing Developers' Resume.

Family Rental Housing

Paradise Pond Apartments, Northampton

  • New construction of 12 units of family rental housing, including four units for formerly-homeless families on a site leased from Northampton Housing Authority
  • Financing included state HOME, local CDBG, project-based Section 8, Affordable Housing Trust, HUD
  • completed in 2006
Paradise Pond Apartments with kids playing in front of the development

Silver Meadow apartments

Verano Apartments, Holyoke

  • Re-financing and rehabilitation of four Holyoke buildings originally developed in mid-1980’s
  • 44 family rental housing units
  • Financing included Low Income Housing Tax Credits, state and local HOME funds, Affordable Housing Trust, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
  • completed in 2006


New Court Terrace, Springfield

  • Substantial rehabilitation of 45 rental units in three buildings on the same street as HAP’s Quadrangle Court project
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Mass. Housing Partnership Fund
  • Completed, spring 2005

Quadrangle Court, Springfield (in partnership with Armoury Quadrangle Civic Association)

  • 33 family rental units (4 1-BR, 17 2-BR, 12 3-BR)
  • rehabilitated with tax credits, state and local HOME funds, Lead Hazard Abatement funds, Fleet Bank construction loan, Massachusetts Housing Partnership permanent financing
  • completed 1998; managed by HAP

Kenwyn Apartments, Springfield  (in partnership with Vietnamese-American Civic Association)

  • Substantial rehabilitation of 27 family rental units (24 2-BR; 3 1-BR)
  • Creation of off-street parking and separate office
  • Financing included Low Income Housing Tax Credits, state and local HOME funds, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp., Massachusetts Housing Partnership
  • managed by HAP
  • completed 1995

Kenwyn apartment building

Pomeroy Lane apartments in the spring

Pomeroy Lane Cooperative, Amherst  (in partnership with ABODES)

  • New construction of a 25 unit limited equity cooperative for families and individuals, some with developmental, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities
  • Financing included Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Amherst-sponsored Housing Development Support Program, Massachusetts Government Land Bank
  • Completed in 1993

Carmen Vasquez Apartments, Holyoke (in partnership with Housing and Economic Resources for Women, Inc.)

  • Substantial rehabilitation of 19 units including: 9 transitional units for pregnant & parenting young mothers
  • multiple funding sources including Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program subsidies for 16 units,
    HUD McKinney transitional housing grant, Weatherization Assistance Program, HOME, McAuley Institute, conventional financing
  • completed 1988; managed by HAP

Walnut Row Apartments, Holyoke   (in partnership with Valley Housing Development)

  • New construction of 18 units for farmworker families (1-1BR;,8-2BR;8-3BR;1-4BR)
  • Financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • completed 1987
  • owned by Valley Housing Development & managed by HAP

Elderly Housing

Church Street School Senior Housing, Ware

  • Conversion of an historic old school to 29 units of elderly housing
  • Major renovation
  • Affordable and accessible senior housing
  • Financing from US Department of Agriculture Rural Development; Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME
  • Completed, summer 2008

Mountain View, Hadley

  • Acquisition and rehabilitation of a 25-unit elderly housing project
  • Housing Stabilization Funds, assumption of original USDA Rural Development mortgages
  • Purchased and rehabilitated in 2003

View of Silver Meadow courtyard

Silver Meadow, Wales

  • New construction of 20 units for the elderly;
  • Financed with 202 funds from U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development and Massachusetts Housing Innovation Funds
  • Project initiated by the local Council on Aging and owned by a local nonprofit corporation 
  • Completed in 2000

In the 1980’s, HAPHousing acted as sponsor for three HUD 202 elderly housing projects in Easthampton and Southampton.

Special Needs Housing

Neighborhood Homes

  • A total of 9 homes for clients of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services in locations throughout the region
  • Financing from CDFC, Housing Innovations Fund and conventional financing
  • Completed in phases between 1991 and 1994
Group home

Single-Occupant Housing

The Lorraine, Northampton

  • Rehabilitation and preservation of 29 single person occupancy rooms and re-creation of commercial space on the first floor of a downtown building
  • Financing from Housing Stabilization Fund, City of Northampton CDBG, Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program through Florence Savings Bank, Section 8 project-based subsidies
  • Completed in 2001

Group home


Kendall Hotel, Chicopee

  • Substantial rehabilitation of 38 units
  • Financing from Low Income Housing Tax Credits, MHIC, Land Bank, City of Chicopee CDBG & HOME
  • Completed in 1993

Homeownership Projects

Old Hill/Six Corners Homeownership Initiative, Springfield

  • A neighborhood revitalization initiative in partnership with Old Hill Neighborhood Council, Springfield College, Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Habitat for Humanity and many others
  • Multi-year goal is for HAPHousing and other collaborators to produce 100 homes for first-time homebuyers through new construction and rehabilitation 
  • Many sites that were used had been taken by the City for nonpayment of taxes or were foreclosed and abandoned; new homes replace these neighborhood eyesores and remove blighting influences
  • Financing from state and City HOME, Housing Stabilization Fund, and Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • HAPHousing has completed and sold more than 20 homes with other sites in various stages of development.

Historic McKnight Homeownership Initiative, Springfield

  • In-fill new construction on vacant lots and rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned one and two-family homes; three single family and one two-famil. All sites in historic neighborhood obtained from City tax title auction.
  • Several homes received awards from the Springfield Preservation Trust
  • Financed with City and State HOME funds
  • Completed and sold to first-time buyers, 2005-2006

The Orchard at Cold Spring Common, Belchertown

  • New construction of 14 affordable condominiums in seven duplex buildings, utilizing a site previously prepared by a private developer for expansion of an existing project
  • Financed with state HOME and Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Completed September 2004

Lower Liberty Heights Homeownership Project, Springfield

  • Purchase and substantial rehabilitation of four 2-family homes; demolition of two abandoned properties and construction of one single family home
  • Part of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy in cooperation with Lower Liberty Heights Community Action Team, Pioneer Valley Project, Habitat for Humanity, City of Springfield and YMCA
  • Financing from City and state HOME funds; construction financing from Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp.; financial support from BankBoston
  • Completed and sold to first-time homebuyers, 2003

Orange/Sherman Streets, Springfield

  • New construction of three two-family homes on sites left vacant by demolition of abandoned multi-family housing
  • In partnership with Concerned Citizens of Springfield
  • Rehabilitation of two abandoned homes on Sherwin Street; in partnership with the Urban League’s Mason Square CDC
  • Financing from state and City of Springfield HOME funds
  • Completed and sold to first time homebuyers, 2003

Blodgett/Dorset Streets, Springfield

  • rehabilitation of properties foreclosed by FDIC created 5 units (2 2-family & 3 single family) sold to low and moderate income first-time homebuyers
  • HOME funds from Massachusetts Dept. of Housing & Community Development and City of Springfield
  • marketing assistance provided by LaBroad Neighborhood Council
  • completed and all units sold, 2000

Maple-Linden Homeownership Project, Chicopee

  • new construction of  three energy-efficient affordable single family homes on vacant land which had contained abandoned multi-family buildings and was cleared by the City as part of a neighborhood revitalization plan
  • financing from City and state HOME and CDBG funds; interim financing from Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp.
  • completed and all units sold to first-time homebuyers, spring 2000

Other Early Homeownership Projects

Between 1997 and 2003, HAP built or substantially rehabilitated a total of 8 2-family and 15 single family homes in Palmer, West Springfield, Ware, Chicopee and Westfield.  Primary financing was with state HOME funds, construction loans from private banks were also utilized.