Old Colony Phase Three A Boston, MA
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“When union pension capital is invested in construction projects built with 100% union labor and creating affordable housing, we are investing in our ourselves while addressing a critical community need.” —Brian Doherty, Building and Construction Trades Council of Metropolitan Boston


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $64 million new construction of the Old Colony Phase Three A development in Boston, MA. The development will be for two four-story elevator buildings comprised of 135 apartments, including 108 public housing units financed with  4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and 27 units financed with 9% LIHTC.  The project will include 42 one-bedroom, 65 two-bedroom, 26 three-bedroom and 2 four-bedroom units.


The HIT is purchasing $43.6 million of direct placement, Taxable and Tax-Exempt construction loan notes for construction financing and $4.5 million of direct placement, Taxable permanent loan insured under the HUD/HFA Risk Sharing   from MassHousing.


Built in 1940, Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony, was originally an 845-unit public housing community in South Boston that served Boston’s low-income residents.  The development is part of the Old Colony Master Plan.  The HIT previously invested in the Phase 2B of the plan.  The project received project-based vouchers, a HAP contract for the 28 RAD units and 80 Section 8 units.

*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT and subsidiary Building America project data. The data is current as of March 31, 2020.  Economic impact data is in 2019 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

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