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Exciting news has unfolded in Massachusetts as Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll recently unveiled the Affordable Homes Act, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at bolstering housing production and fostering livable communities. Passed on October 18, 2023, through the H 4138 Bond Bill, this comprehensive legislation allocates a historic $1.6 billion towards Public Housing, marking the most substantial increase since 2018.

The Gardner Housing Authority stands at the forefront of these transformative changes, ready to implement upgrades that will redefine the landscape of public housing. A significant portion of the allocated funds is dedicated to decarbonizing public housing stock, initiating a much-needed move towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. The Mixed-Income Demonstration aspect of the bill is set to create diverse housing communities, promoting inclusivity and reflecting the evolving needs of our residents.

Moreover, accessibility upgrades are in the spotlight, ensuring that public housing becomes more accommodating for individuals with disabilities. This multifaceted approach not only enhances living conditions but also elevates the overall quality of life for residents.

For the Gardner Housing Authority, these upgrades translate into expanded options and improved living standards for our community. As we actively embrace the changes brought about by the Affordable Homes Act, we are more determined than ever to contribute to the alleviation of homelessness in 2024. The injection of funds signifies a tangible commitment to addressing housing challenges, making it possible for us to offer even more accessible and sustainable housing options.

Whether you are a family, veteran, elder, or an individual with disabilities, Gardner Housing Authority has a range of housing options tailored to meet your unique needs. From the Forrest Park apartments to the centrally located High Rise apartments on Church Street, our properties reflect our commitment to creating secure, welcoming communities.

We invite you to explore the opportunities available through Gardner Housing Authority and take advantage of the transformative changes set in motion by Governor Healey’s Affordable Homes Act. Applying is simple—visit our homepage and follow the resource links to begin your journey toward secure, affordable living. Join us in building a future where homelessness is diminished, and every individual has access to a home they can proudly call their own. Apply today, and let’s embark on this journey together.