Braintree and Dorchester, MA (June 28, 2019) – Full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties announces that it has assumed management of Harmon Apartments at 2045 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, an independent, mixed-income apartment community comprised of 36 fully accessible apartment homes for residents with physical disabilities, including those that are progressively degenerative.
Harmon Apartments, which celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 9, expands the programs developed by The Boston Home; the $18.7 million development takes its name from Cordelia Harmon, who co-founded The Boston Home in 1881 to serve those with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
The 36-apartment community, located in the Ashmont, Peabody Square section of Dorchester, is designated for residents with physical disabilities; 30 are sanctioned affordable housing and the remaining six are at market rate. The 26 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments boast open-concept living with accessible design features. The apartments offer on-site wellness, fitness and social programs including a multiple sclerosis support group.
Staff from Peabody Properties, which in addition to managing the complex is also responsible for its lease-up, were on hand during the recent grand opening. The property is managed by Joseph Jerdon, who was recently recognized by Peabody Properties as the company’s “Rookie of the Year” for the success of Harmon Apartments.
“Peabody Properties is thrilled to add Harmon Apartments to our managed portfolio,” said Laurie McGrath, Vice-President of Affordable Housing. “With its prime location within a thriving neighborhood that has great historical charm, this unique community and the population it serves is a first of its kind for Peabody Properties. We are excited to manage a community that prioritizes a specialized menu of supportive services for its residents and look forward to meeting all who come to call Harmon Apartments their home.”