In SAMPAM: Mayor Walsh celebrates ribbon cutting of 76 units of mixed-income housing at Melnea Cass apartments in Roxbury


BOSTON – Saturday, October 26, 2019 – As part of the Mayor’s commitment to building and preserving affordable housing in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), local elected officials and the Madison-Whittier Coalition to celebrate the grand opening of the Melnea Cass Apartments. The $39 million project creates 76 units of new mixed-income housing at 40 Raynor Circle and 600 Melnea Cass Blvd, and is part of the BHA’s Whittier Choice Neighborhood grant program.


“Today is a great day in Roxbury, as we’re celebrating the creation of 76 homes for people with low to moderate incomes,” said Mayor Walsh. “The new Melnea Cass Apartments represent what’s possible through partnership, when federal, state and city entities, work together with residents and nonprofits. We will continue our work ahead to build more affordable homes for our residents so that we can create stronger, more stable communities.”
Of the 76 total units, 33 are deeply affordable units funded with project based vouchers administered by the BHA that will serve as replacement units for former residents of the Whittier Street public housing development, which is currently undergoing redevelopment to preserve the long-term affordability at the site. 
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