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We are proud to congratulate Lynne Sweet for winning the CREW Boston 2016 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for Entrepreneur of the year! Lynne is pictured standing second from the right with the other recipients of the 2016 CREW Boston Achievement Awards.

20150428_121834(0)MAPS Senior Housing Forum in Lowell

LDS Consulting Group, LLC conducted a series of six public forums on behalf of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) to hear the questions and thoughts about senior housing and service needs from members of its community. In addition, LDS conducted an on line survey including a mailing to 1,000 MAPS contacts.

LDS Publications 

Case Study: Affordable Housing and Real Estate Tax Assessing
A New Approach to Fiscal Impact Studies
LDS Senior Housing NCHMA White paper
Need Among Veterans for Affordable Housing, Services

Industry Resources

Building for the Middle: Housing Greater Boston’s Workforce
Out of Reach 2016, No Refuge for Low Income Renters
The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2016
The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016

New Projects

Lincoln Village, Worcester, MA
LDS Consulting Group, LLC is coordinating the funding applications for a proposed $160M re-capitalization of the 1,213 unit rental development. Lincoln Village in Worcester, Massachusetts was originally built in 1977 by the Carabetta Companies. Its current funding will expire at the end of 2017 and the project is in need of major capital repairs to continue to provide affordable housing to the residents of Worcester. LDS is joined by Rick Lefferts of Commonwealth Collaborative to assist in the funding efforts for this complex transaction. Among other funding sources, the project is projected to include substantial tax exempt bond financing with MassHousing, a HUD decoupling loan, 4% low income housing tax credits. The LDS Commonwealth team submitted a pre-application to DHCD and given the complexity of the transaction, it will apply to DHCD out of round with three separate applications. In addition, LDS helped the project through the MASSHOUSING OAS process.

The project received loan approval from MassHousing and executed the first phase of the funding in December 2014. This included the award of 900 RAD Vouchers and a bridge loan with MassHousing.

Coppersmith Village, East Boston, MA

LDS forecasted the supply and demand for the development of Coppersmith Village at 99-101 Border Street (rental with first floor restaurant) and 78-106 Liverpool Street (ownership townhouses) for Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (“NOAH”). The property is a mixed use, mixed income development and will transform the neighborhood.   Funding has been awarded by both the City of Boston and the Department of Housing and Community Development and it is under construction.