Bridgewater Center Now Accepting Applications

By Seth Daniel

The new Bridgeview Center is accepting applications for its 61 units of affordable housing on the other side of Rutherford Avenue, the first residential project on that side of the Town.

Applications became available for the building on Monday, April 25, and the first information session took place on May 2. Other information sessions will be as follows:

•May 11, Weds., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Charlestown Community Center, 255 Medford St.

•May 21, Sat., 10 a.m. – noon, Charlestown Public Library, 179 Main St.

Trinity Management LLC will manage the building, and Cathryn O’Hare of Trinity said they expected the building to be ready for move-ins some time in September.

There are 17 one-bedrooms, 29 two-bedrooms, and 15 three-bedroom units.

There will also be 6,000 sq. ft. of community space available.

O’Hare said at least five units will be set aside for individuals that require 24/7 support services. Towards Independent Living and Learning (TILL) will manage that portion of the project.

One group of the affordable units will be set aside for those earning 30 percent of the average median income, and a second group will be for those earning 60 percent of the average median income. The selection of residents will be done by lottery after one is found to qualify. There is a preference for disabled households and homeless households.

The last date for picking up applications is June 1. The deadline to submit an application is June 10.

The new property manager is Liz Hernandez, who is transitioning to Bridgeview from the Foley home in Dorchester.

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