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NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND Neville Place 650 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 Partners: Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) Neville Community Partners.

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1 NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND Neville Place 650 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA Partners: Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) Neville Community Partners Massachusetts Group Adult Foster Care and PACE programs 71 Mixed-income Assisted Living Units

2 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 2 NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND In 1996, Cambridge HA was seeking ways to assist its increasing frail elderly population At the same time, the City released an RFP to redevelop a city-owned nursing home CHA proposed to redevelop the property into mixed- income Assisted Living facility Awarded contract in 1997 Opened facility in 2001 BACKGROUND CAMBRIDGE, MA

3 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 3 Licensed Assisted Living facility 57 low-income units and 14 market rate units Services for low-income units paid for by the State’s Medicaid Waiver programs Services offered: daily meals, 24 hour on-site personal care and assistance with ADLs Extensive amenities: walking paths, common spaces, outside patio/dining area and beauty parlor DESIGN CAMBRIDGE, MA NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

4 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 4 DESIGN (Continued) CAMBRIDGE, MA UNIT TYPES 0 BR34 1 BR24 ALZHEIMER’S13 Total:71 UNIT MIX Low Income (up to 60% median)39 Moderate Income (up to 80% median)18 Market Rate14 Total:71 LOW INCOME UNITS Tax Credits & Project-based S830 Tax Credit only 9 Total:39 NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

5 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 5 Medicaid and Section 8 assistance averages $2,000 per unit Low income residents with Medicaid pay approximately $200 - $300 in rent Low income residents without Medicaid pay approximately $1,200 - $1,300 in rent CAMBRIDGE, MA UNIT TYPEEFFICIENCYONE BEDROOM Low/Mod Income Units $2,220$2,325 Market Rate Units$2,700$3,200 DESIGN (Continued) NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

6 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 6 In 1996,Cambridge Public Health Commission issued RFP to redevelop city-owned nursing home CHA assembled a development team and responded to RFP Upon bid award (1997) CHA solicited for financing: tax credits and other types of affordable housing financing Service provider obtained Medicaid waiver subsidy Began construction in 2000 and applied for ALF license Construction and licensing process complete in 2001 PROCESS CAMBRIDGE, MA NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

7 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 7 PROCESS (Continued) CAMBRIDGE, MA SOURCETYPEAMOUNT LISC National Equity FundTax Credit Equity $6,280,00049% East Cambridge Savings BankConstruction Loan $3,345,00026% LISCPredevelopment Loan $750,0006% City of CambridgeForgivable Loan $675,0005% Cambridge Health AllianceForgivable Loan $547,0004% MA Department of Housing & Community Development Forgivable Loan $500,0004% Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation Forgivable Loan $500,0004% Federal Home Loan BankGrant $250,0002% Total:$12,847,000 NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

8 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 8 PROCESS (Continued) CAMBRIDGE, MA DEVELOPMENT COSTS Hard Costs$8,116,152 Soft Costs$4,058,076 Other Costs$122,972 Total Development Costs:$12,297,200 $173,200 per unit NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

9 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 9 MANAGEMENT / MARKETING Staffing and Management: Managed by Senior Living Residences, an experienced Assisted Living service provider The facility has a director, social worker, activities director, 24-hour caregiver staff, part-time nurse, receptionist/office staff, maintenance staff and subcontracts with a food service provider CHA oversees the Manager/Service Provider with one FTE position responsible for Neville Place and other development ventures CAMBRIDGE, MA NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

10 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 10 Marketing: Location, Location, Location Referrals from public housing managers and service coordinators CAMBRIDGE, MA MANAGEMENT / MARKETING (Continued) NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

11 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 11 All public housing authorities are challenged to provide a continuum of care to low income persons Income threshold for Medicaid disqualifies many low- income households who cannot afford the facility without a service subsidy Affordable Assisted Living development is complicated and ongoing monitoring is substantial Partnering with an experienced service provider is a must CHALLENGES/FAILURES/LESSONS LEARNED CAMBRIDGE, MA NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

12 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 12 Ability to provide affordable Assisted Living in a mixed- income setting. MTW program enabled CHA to develop Neville Place through project based section 8 vouchers and fungibility of agency funds ACCOMPLISHMENTS/SUCCESSES/HIGHLIGHTS CAMBRIDGE, MA NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND

13 Assisted Living Facilities Models in Public Housing 13 Model for PHAs wishing to expand current housing stock or role as an affordable housing resource Layering project-based Section 8 with other capital subsidies enables the development of affordable ALFs. Lessons learned from this model may be applied to other HUD initiatives and the conversion of public housing into affordable assisted living. SUMMATION CAMBRIDGE, MA NEVILLE PLACE AT FRESH POND


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