McGovern Highlights Affordable Housing in Central Mass. with Tour of Linwood Mill Apartments in Northbridge

Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) toured Linwood Mill Apartments as part of his work to highlight the need for affordable housing in Central Massachusetts. The property was developed by EA Fish Development, which in February 2011 received $60,100 in federal low-income tax credits for redevelopment of the historic textile mill to create 75 units of affordable elderly rental housing.

Linwood Mill Apartments is a living community for seniors age 55 and older and is part of the revitalization of the Linwood section of Northbridge in recent years aimed at bringing more business to the area and growing the local economy. Linwood Mill is an example of a strong commitment from the state legislature and town agencies to develop much needed affordable housing in the area and Congressman McGovern’s visit is aimed at continuing that important collaboration.

“Increasing access to affordable housing is critical to building strong communities and Linwood Mill Apartments in Northbridge is a clear example of what we can achieve as we work together toward that goal,” Congressman McGovern said. “By bringing Massachusetts leaders together, we were able to invest in this community, helping to revitalize the Linwood section of Northbridge and provide affordable housing to our local seniors. I am grateful to Peabody Properties for their commitment to affordable housing. I look forward to working with public and private sector leaders to continue to strengthen access to affordable housing for families across Massachusetts.”