Northbridge, MA (April 5, 2016)Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) toured Linwood Mill Apartments on April 5, 2016 as part of his work to highlight the need for affordable housing in Central Massachusetts.

The Linwood Mill adaptive re-use development has transformed the former cotton mill into 75 apartment homes for seniors age 55+ and, is an example of the increasing need for affordable housing across the state. “Increasing access to affordable housing is critical to building strong communities and Linwood Mill Apartments in Northbridge is a clear example of what we can achieve as we work together toward that goal,” Congressman McGovern said. “By bringing Massachusetts leaders together, we were able to invest in this community, helping to revitalize the Linwood section of Northbridge, providing affordable housing to our local seniors. I am grateful to Peabody Properties for their commitment to affordable housing. I look forward to working with public and private sector leaders to continue to strengthen access to affordable housing for families across Massachusetts.”

The Congressman was treated to a tour of the renovated mill by the Linwood Mill staff and, residents participated with a discussion about many of the current Legislative issues, including the need for affordable housing.

Pictured above (left to right): Service Manager James Simas, Regional Manager Teresa Zingales, Congressman James McGovern, Property Manager Elizabeth Rheaume, Resident Services Coordinator Margaret Beaudoin and Chief Operating Officer Nancy Hogan