About the Project
Blackstone Apartments presents a unique opportunity to expand affordable senior housing options in Falmouth. Currently, there are 20 rental apartments on this site for low-income elderly persons or individuals with disability. All the existing apartments have project-based rental assistance through the Section 8 program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The property was built in the mid 1970s and acquired by Avesta Housing in 2013. The existing apartments will receive much-needed capital improvements, including new siding, doors, windows, cabinets, and flooring. The scope of work will also include better accessibility, improved pedestrian connections, and an upgrade to the community area.
As a response to the high demand for affordable senior housing in this area, Avesta is building 19 additional senior housing rental apartments at this site. Amenities will include an elevator, community room, laundry room, and trash/recycling. The new building will meet accessibility standards, and all units will be designed for ease of use by seniors (e.g. grab bars installed in all showers, comfort height toilets, etc.). Blackstone Apartments is located in close proximity to the town center and is within walking distance of many daily amenities and services.