Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Community Builders’ Historic South End Apartments receive honorable mention at Edson Awards

News from NHC's family of members 
by Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference 

The Historic South End Apartments, a development run by NHC member The Community Builders (TCB), recently received an honorable mention certificate in the HUD Preservation category at the 2016 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards presented by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. The award recognizes LIHTC developments that do an exception job of creating strong, healthy communities.

Home to 146 families, the Historic South End Apartments consist of 32 buildings in the South End neighborhood of Boston. They make up the largest intact Victorian residential neighborhood in the country, having been founded in the 1850s. The Community Builders acquired property from Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2013 and provided extensive rehabilitation to what became the Historic South End development.

Prior to receiving the award, all apartments received heating and window upgrades while others were given kitchen and appliance upgrades, new doors and other LIHTC-financed renovations. The historic character of the building was kept intact through the year-long revitalization through its outer detailing and facades.

“TCB is honored to be recognized by the Edson Awards,” Bev Bates, The Community Builders’ Senior Vice President of Development, said in a press release. “We’re committed to creating dynamic communities and preserving and developing high-quality housing for people of all incomes.” 

Headquartered in Boston, The Community Builders is one the nation’s leading nonprofit real estate developers and owners. NHC congratulates them on this prestigious honor!

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