Healthy Homes

Vision and Goals

The Neighborhood Developers takes the direct route to creating affordable homes: we build them. Homes are the foundation for thriving families and great neighborhoods. Stable homes promote health, education, family, and work success. Mixed-income neighborhoods strengthen communities and provide opportunity for all people.  We have a diversity of stratagies to provide homes that meet a range of family needs.

Housing Snapshot 930 TND Residents 389 Affordable Apartments $15.5 Million Invested in 2015

Housing Snapshot

930 TND Residents
389 Affordable Apartments
$15.5 Million Invested in 2015

Service Summary

Over the past decade, TND developed 186 homes, investing $44 million in new and improved properties. TND owns 389 apartments and in recent years has also developed 27 homes for sale to first-time homebuyers.  TND maintains an active pipeline of properties in development. TND’s properties are excellently maintained and located close to public transit, shopping, parks, and local schools.

“Many residents are in an economic situation where the high rents are too much. I see it every day in Chelsea, you have people having to live on top of each other. With The Neighborhood Developers’ affordable housing, families can afford to live in good, clean homes.”
— Loira Moore, TND Resident

Marcus Queen: TND resident and member

“If you want change, if you want to be part of the solution, you have to participate in what you think is positive.”

Marcus served in the US Army and lives in TND’s North Bellingham Veterans Home. Since coming to Chelsea, he has grown into an instrumental resident leader, organizing with his neighbors as a member of the Community Enhancement Team, to make Chelsea a more beautiful and positive place. He has advocated for affordable housing and has worked as a TND Community Fellow.

“It’s important to be a part of something in your life, especially your community.”

 
Highland Terrace, the first LEED for Homes Platinum property in Chelsea.  

Highland Terrace, the first LEED for Homes Platinum property in Chelsea.  

Box District: An exemplary model

The Box District is a comprehensive solution to housing development in Chelsea: a mixed-income neighborhood with half of the units deed-restricted as affordable, integrated community spaces, and beautiful park with a playground and spray fountain for families. The neighborhood received The Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Jack Kemp Award for excellence in affordable and workforce housing. 

Milestones

2016 - One Beach opened providing 39 rental homes for seniors in Revere.

2015 – Portfolio grew to include supportive housing for veterans, homeless families, at risk young parents and seniors.

2014 – Completed Chelsea’s first LEED Homes Platinum property and won The Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Jack Kemp Award for Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing for the Box District.

2010 – TND expanded geographically into Revere

2009 – Developed the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, an innovative response to home foreclosure crisis.

2008 – Developed first Box Works Homes, condos for sale.

2006 – TND began the transformative redevelopment of the Box District; took on its first multi-family new construction project.

Ann Houston, executive director of The Neighborhood Developers, receiving the Jack Kemp Award for Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing.

Ann Houston, executive director of The Neighborhood Developers, receiving the Jack Kemp Award for Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing.


Resident Services

TND offers services for the families who call our properties home.  Resident Services aims to help families and individuals live healthy, happy, and proud in a TND home.  Resident Services refers residents to programs that insure enrollment in all the public benefits to which they are entitled, helping them develop budgets and achieve financial stability and success. Resident Services also facilitates activities: cooking and wellness classes, social groups and activities to help residents build connections, enjoy where they live, and to celebrate with their neighbors.


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