LHA and Habitat for Humanity Property Sale Converts Aging Group Home To Family Housing

Three years ago, the LHA sought to repurpose an aging, former LHA group home on Nesmith Street owned by the Authority. This property required a new roof and boiler, but limited funding hindered progress at Nesmith House. In February of 2017, the property was sold to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, who we knew would make better use of the property and keep the property affordable. The property sale was blessed by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) with the stipulation Habitat for Humanity maintain permanently affordable housing at 80% of the median income. Habitat for Humanity closed on the property in March, the same day Governor Baker shut down the state.

The project came to fruition this May for Habitat for Humanity, who converted an eyesore into a beautiful two-family home, with outdoor living space. How blessed and appreciative these two families were to be able to shelter in place in their own home! Thank you to Habitat for Humanity for all your efforts in ensuring new families have a safe, affordable place to call home.