Braintree and Brockton, MA  (October 1, 2018) – Howard Apartments, a Veteran’s Supportive Housing community managed by Peabody Properties, a full-service real estate and property management firm, was recognized with a Community Advocate award from the state Department of Veterans Affairs during a recent reception held at the West Roxbury Division.

This Community Recognition Reception honored Howard Apartments, a permanent supportive housing community for formerly homeless veterans located on the Brockton VA Medical Center in Brockton.

The nomination was put forward by Judith Lipton, Boston HUD-VASH (Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) Program Manager; Cheryl Simmons, Brockton VA HUD-VASH Supervisor, and Sheena Calixte, a HUD-VASH Social Worker assigned to Howard Apartments.

In their speech during the September 20th event, Lipton and Simmons praised the Peabody Properties/HUD-VASH/Howard Apartments partnership, saying the alliance “has far exceeded our wildest dreams.” Peabody Properties is an incredible partner and we feel blessed to have been given the good fortune to work with them.”

The VA Boston Healthcare System’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program, of which the HUD-VASH Program is the largest, holds a community awards recognition event annually to thank its outstanding partners in the mutual quest to end veteran homelessness.

“We are so grateful for this recognition,” said Jacquelyn Larivee, Resident Services Manager at Howard Apartments. “We highly appreciate the wonderful collaboration with the HUD-VASH team, as they provide the residents with excellent, efficient, and highly responsive case management.”