$15 million development brings affordable and environmentally sustainable workforce housing to Cape Cod
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (Oct. 3, 2012): The grand opening of Province Landing, a mixed-income workforce housing community developed by The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) with support from state and local partners was celebrated by local residents today in Provincetown, Mass.
|Pictured left to right: John Economos, senior property manager, The Community Builders, Inc., Arthur Jemison, deputy undersecretary, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Maebush Stevens, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe, Paul Ruchinskas, housing specialist, Cape Cod Commission, Judy Jacobson, deputy director, MassHousing Partnership, Austin Knight, chairman, Provincetown Board of Selectmen, Sharon Lynn, town manager, Provincetown, Bart Mitchell, president and CEO, The Community Builders, Inc., Eva Luna, Aaron and Paloma Hobart, residents, Province Landing, and Michael Lozano, project manager, The Community Builders, Inc., cut the ribbon at Province Landing in Provincetown, Mass., Oct. 3.|
The 50-unit Province Landing development consists of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Targeted to the year-round workforce of this popular resort town, the residential community will house adults and families with incomes up to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), with five units designated for residents earning under 30 percent of AMI, 36 units for those earning between 31 and 60 percent of AMI, and nine units for those earning between 61 and 80 percent of AMI.
“I’m happy to say 50 deserving families now call Province Landing home,” said Michael Lozano, project manager for TCB. “This development helps ensure long time-residents of Provincetown can afford to stay here, year-round, while they earn a living and raise their families.”
Beyond affordability, Province Landing is an environmentally sustainable development built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Silver standards with ENERGY STAR® certification.
“The apartments will save residents money on utilities every month, with features such as energy efficient heating systems,” said Lozano. “The units will help them stay healthy and comfortable with hardwood floors, recycled carpeting and other green amenities.”
State and local partners who provided support for the site were on hand to celebrate and provide remarks, including Arthur Jemison, deputy undersecretary for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Austin Knight, chairman of the Provincetown Board of Selectmen, Judy Jacobson, deputy director of the MassHousing Partnership and Paul Ruchinskas, housing specialist for the Cape Cod Commission.
Aaron and Paloma Hobart, new residents of Province Landing, provided remarks highlighting the essential role affordable housing has played in their continued ability to raise their two children and operate a small business in Provincetown.
|Aaron and Paloma Hobart, and their daughter, Eva Luna, explain their struggle of finding affordable housing in the area, and how happy they are to have place to call home at the Province Landing ribbon cutting ceremony in Provincetown, Mass., Oct. 3.|
The event also served as the dedication ceremony for Meeshawn Circle, a public road adjacent to Province Landing that has been renamed in honor of the Native American people with historical roots in Provincetown. Local Wampanoag tribe member Maebush Stevens led the dedication.
Stephanie J. Anderson
The Community Builders, Inc.
About The Community Builders, Inc.
The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is the largest nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing in the United States. Our mission is to build strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. We realize our mission by developing, financing and operating high-quality housing and implementing neighborhood self-help initiatives to drive economic opportunity for our residents. Since 1964, we have constructed or preserved over 320 affordable and mixed-income housing developments and secured over $2.5 billion in project financing from public and private sources. Today, we manage more than 100 properties in 12 states. We are headquartered in Boston with regional hubs in Chicago and Washington.