Lewis Street Open House

Published: August 2, 2013

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August 2013

Last month, Bridgewell held an open house at our much-anticipated Lewis Street Apartments in Lynn!

Lewis_Street_3Pictured: Residents pose for a photo with Residential Supervisor Jennifer Thompson and Assistant Program Director Daniel Nadeau.

Many family members, friends, Bridgewell staff and friends of Bridgewell attended to celebrate the opening of this wonderful facility and welcome Bill, Sharon, Andrew, Sarah, Karen, Carol, Milagros, Lorinda and Jennifer to their new homes.

The Lewis Street development is a model example of public-private partnerships that work. This partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, CEDAC and the City of Lynn, funded $2 plus million dollars to provided supported housing for nine individuals with disabilities, allowing them to live independently in the community.

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Pictured: Mayor Judith Kennedy chats with resident in her new apartment.

Bridgewell would like to recognize the following individuals for their efforts:

  • John Crowell of Deer Hill Architects
  • Sheila Galicki of HUD for her commitment to see this through and the capital advance of $1.575 from HUD
  • Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Norman Cole from the Lynn Housing Authority for $50,000 of support from the City of Lynn through the HOME Programs.
  • Sarah McKeever, Project Manager for CEDAC who directed $536,000+ towards this endeavor through the Facilities Consolidation Fund.
  • Congressman John Tierney, who has been supporting this effort since its beginnings
  • Kelly Lawless Labritz of Department of Development Services
  • Jon Lazar, our consultant from East Coast Affordable Housing
  • Neighbor John Gilberg of Bayview Realty, who so generously allowed us access to his adjacent property for parking, staging and storage
  • Mike Welch of JJ Welch Construction

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Pictured: Kelly Johnson, John Crowell, Bob Stearns, Mayor Judith Kennedy, John Lazar, John Gilberg, Elaine White and Sarah McKeever.

Bridgewell cannot stress enough how important partnerships are to developing and sustaining important efforts like Lewis Street. Bridgewell’s long-standing relationship with the City of Lynn and the individuals and organizations mentioned above has been essential to our ability to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we are continually grateful for their support.

Thanks to all of the residents for opening your homes for tours, and thanks to each of you for joining us this afternoon.

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