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Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens provides 24 new construction, affordable apartments including 18 two-bedroom, 3 one-bedroom apartments. All units are affordable to residents at or below 60% of the median income and are handicap accessible. The project utilizes solar power for domestic hot water and electricity, and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifiable. The project is also a “prevailing wage project” and created 49 new jobs.

Construction began in October 2011 and was completed in October 2012. This project included the removal of a long abandoned property (a blighted, single family home), one of very few remaining in the City of Quincy. This project also recently allowed the City of Quincy to utilize stimulus funds to replace a 70-year-old water main for the entire street the project is located on, an estimated $100,000 benefit to the City and local residents.

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US Veteran Finds A Home

David Ortega is a retired sergeant and Iraq War veteran, Ortega lives with his wife and four children in a four-bedroom, single-family Quincy home that NeighborWorks® Southern Mass and the City of Quincy purchased and renovated for veterans’ housing in 2013. Before they moved in, David and his family were homeless. “As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I am truly grateful for being able to provide my family with a safe and comfortable home,” Ortega said. “NeighborWorks® has just been awesome: My kids love the house, they have friends that sleep over and play in the backyard. It’s just been amazing. I could not ask for more.”
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