MassDevelopment Provides $17 Million in Financing for Affordable Wamsutta Apartments in New Bedford, Massachusetts

by Channing Hamilton

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. — MassDevelopment has provided $17 million in tax-exempt bond financing for Wamsutta Apartments, a 144-unit affordable housing complex in New Bedford. The borrower, an affiliate of HallKeen Management, plans to use the proceeds to fund capital improvements and preserve the property’s affordability status. The historic property was constructed in the 1870s and includes 29 buildings. The buildings primarily house one-bedroom units. Residences are reserved for households earning 60 percent or less of the area median income.

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