Governor Healey makes a visit to East Gables in Western Massachusetts to discuss her Affordable Housing Act.
HMR Senior leadership team was honored to host Governor Healey at our newly constructed East Gables apartment community in Amherst.
Governor Healey recognizes the need of affordable housing across the Commonwealth and has set her Affordable Housing Act into motion.
The Healey Administration proposed a 4-billion-dollar Affordable Housing Act, which is the largest of its kind in state history and it aims to make housing more affordable to live and build in!
“To get to where we need to go, we know we need far greater capital investments and we’ve got to find a way to leverage public dollars and private investment and just incent development for really a range of incomes around the state. The fact of the matter is no matter where we go, every region is hurting,” said Healey.
Many agree that residents in Amherst and all over the state are struggling.
“A significant number of people in the Pioneer Valley are in fact strapped because of the rent. And when that happens, that means they are now making choices: dinner or rent? Medicine or rent?” said Representative Mindy Domb.
Shelter space, provider availability and funding has been reaching capacity. “The time to act is now,” said Healey. She hopes the Affordable Housing Act will aid with the states needs for more housing options.
East Gables is now home to 28 low-income individuals. East Gables was largely supported through state funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development. The property is managed by Housing Management Resources, Inc.