McGovern Visits Worcester to Continue Affordable Housing Tour of Central Massachusetts

Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) continued his affordable housing tour of Central Massachusetts with two events following yesterday’s visit to Linwood Mill Apartments in Northbridge, which 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.

Congressman McGovern joined a National Community Development Association (NCDA) event in Worcester to speak about the need to strengthen investments in affordable housing in Worcester and other Massachusetts communities.

Following the NCDA event, Congressman McGovern joined local leaders at a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of The Lofts at Loomworks, a 94-unit mixed income community in Worcester. The Loomworks project is a $27 million; two-phase development which created 175 to 200 new construction jobs in the area that involves the adaptive reuse of two vacant and abandoned mill buildings at the former Crompton and Knowles Loomworks complex, and includes include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with affordable rents for working families.

“In Worcester and throughout Central Massachusetts, increasing access to affordable housing is critical to building strong communities. The Lofts at Loomworks 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 can invest in our local communities and strengthen affordable housing for local residents. I look forward to continuing the critical partnerships that make successes like The Lofts at Loomworks possible as we strengthen access to affordable housing for families in Worcester and throughout Central Massachusetts.”

Today’s events are part of Congressman McGovern’s ongoing work to promote equitable affordable housing, enhance economic competiveness and build upon community assets to create affordable, economically vital, and sustainable communities throughout Central Massachusetts.

Congressman McGovern has long been a leader in the push to strengthen investments in affordable housing and stayed at a Worcester homeless shelter in February 2016 to help raise awareness about the need to do more in Central Massachusetts.