Braintree Housing Authority (BHA)

The Braintree Housing Authority (BHA) was organized on July 30, 1948, with the mission of promoting adequate and affordable housing in a living environment free from discrimination. The BHA owns and maintains two residential complexes for seniors and disabled residents of Braintree, three single-family and two two-family homes. The McRae Development, also known as Heritage Lane, is located off Hayward Street in East Braintree and the Crispin Elderly Development is on Roosevelt Street in Braintree Highlands. Community Preservation funds have been used to improve handicapped accessibility and security at both developments.

Family Housing

Community Preservation funding has been appropriated for kitchen and bathroom renovations at five residences owned and managed by the Braintree Housing Authority - Town Council Order 14-005 [1] and for roof replacements at the seven family residences scattered throughout the Town - Town Council Order 14-005 [2].

McRae Development

Community Preservation funding was used to remove tripping hazards from walkways and roadways, to construct ramps, to improve accessibility in the Community Room kitchen and to install locking doors and an intercom system allowing tenants to confirm guests’ identities. All improvements were completed to meet the requirements of handicapped accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Town Council Order 10-063 - installation of automatic locking and an intercom system [project in design phase]

Crispin Development

Community Preservation funding was used to remove tripping hazards from walkways and roadways, to construct a ramp to the Community Building, to install a roll-in shower in one handicapped unit, to install an automatic door and to renovate the kitchen in the Community Room and remove barriers for wheelchairs or scooters. All improvements were completed to meet the requirements of handicapped accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act. As well, funding has been appropriated for roof replacement Town Council Order 14-005 [2].

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