Affordable Elderly Housing
Developed in 1999, Senior Living on Bellingham Hill in Chelsea, MA offers supportive housing for low-income elders 62 years and over. The project, which was an adaptive reuse of the former Chelsea Memorial Hospital, was funded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The site has evolved into a Serviced Enriched Housing environment where tenants age in place and enjoy the highest possible quality of life.
Bellingham Hill is comprised of 60 units: sixteen (16) one-bedroom and forty-four (44) studio apartments, each with its own kitchen area, private bathroom, living-dining area, and a 24-hour emergency call system. All apartments and common areas are designed to be fully accessible and to accommodate physical limitations.
In March 2010, MHPI opened Senior Living at Prouty in Spencer, MA. After being selected by the Town, MHPI used a combination of federal and state funding sources to transform the former David Prouty Intermediate School into thirty-five units of supportive housing for very poor seniors.
The building is comprised of one section built in 1888 and the other in 1938, and represented two very distinct architectural styles. Working closely with our development team, we were able to stay true to the characteristics of both, while creating 29 one-bedroom apartments, 6 studios, and a two-bedroom resident manager apartment. Each unit has a kitchen, private bathroom, living-dining area, and a 24-hour emergency call system. All apartments and common areas are designed to be fully accessible and to accommodate physical limitations.
As is the case at Bellingham Hill, our affiliate, RSSI Home Care provides a substantial number of tenants with various long-term supports that allow them to live independently.