Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.
2016 Progress Report
Committed to prioritize health and incorporate a selection of active design strategies into at least 80 percent of its affordable housing development projects over the next three years.
“HRI’s commitment to Active Design Verified helps us integrate healthy lifestyle approaches throughout our affordable housing multifamily portfolio.
"Active Design principles are incorporated into the design of Concord Highlands, a 98-unit affordable housing development, through attractive enhanced stairwells, bicycle storage, on-site wellness programing, a community room for athletic classes, an outdoor deck, access to a cycle track, and pedestrian paths. Concord Highlands just received Zoning approval and we are now seeking financing.
"The Auburn Court rehabilitation (77 existing units and 9 new units) includes new landscaping, outdoor furniture, and other improvements at an on-site park, encouraging intergenerational play and outdoor recreation, as well as secure bike storage. The new building will include an attractive stairwell and interior lighting and art installations to encourage residents to use the stairs instead of the elevator. This project is 25% complete.
"Across our portfolio, HRI provides on-site wellness programs that are free of charge to our residents. They range from nutrition cooking classes to strength and balance training for elderly populations to traditional fitness classes and multi-generational exercise equipment. HRI is also expanding existing fresh produce distribution programs from once to twice a week all summer, and is piloting an outdoor farmer’s market at two of its largest affordable family housing developments.”