Townsend Woods

There are 3 comments on the Nashoba Publishing story from Jan 7, 2011, titled Townsend Woods. In it, Nashoba Publishing reports that:

The phone has been ringing off the hook at Atwood Acres. People are eagerly awaiting the lottery that will determine who gets to live in the new Townsend Woods apartment building.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Nashoba Publishing.

Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Jan 7, 2011
It will be interesting to see how many elderly Townsend residents get to live there vs low income out of staters. let the process being!!
bormin

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Jan 11, 2011
Have to agree that not many of the people that have supported this town for years and have raised their children here will be among the new residents. Just as in the case of the Habitat for Humanity house it will be another one of the subsidized housing for "new residents" of this town. In this respect it isn't unlike the whole country now which is a great tragedy for us all.My children won't be able to live here and I won't be able to retire here. I will head south.
Sue- Ashby MA

United States

#3 Jan 13, 2011
The Townsend Woods project is a federally financed property, with additional support from the Massachusetts DHCD. HUD does not allow for preferences to local or even in-state applicants. Any person who is age and income eligible will have an equal chance of being placed through this lottery system. Those who applied early will not have a jump on those who applied later. If local applicants were given first preference, the government would consider it an unfair advantage. If Townsend residents end up not well represented among the original tenants, it will probably be because very few locals have applied, and so many more non-residents have taken the opportunity to do so.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Groton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Prostitution sweep nets at least nine arrests i... (Aug '09) Aug 24 fred 269
News Westford neighbors demand action on rowdy Nasho... (Jul '10) Aug 18 Cher 235
News He 'never told me how this happened' (May '08) Aug 9 THE BOY IN BLUE 37
News William Aubuchon Jr., businessman, veteran, phi... (Nov '07) Jul '16 Revolt 7
Westford water ban and why isn't the town obser... Jul '16 runscottygrun 1
News Override fails in Groton; Dunstable passes Jul '16 Taxpayer 1
News Is The Driving Age In MA Too Young? (Apr '06) May '16 EverettCitizen 327

Groton Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Groton Mortgages