Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff took part in a community build at the Habitat for Humanity Boston affordable housing site in Malden. Under the direction of experienced on-site construction managers one MRA crew assembled and installed two exterior walls at 964 Main Street. Sheathing was installed after the walls were erected. Another MRA crew assembled approximately 12 window and door headers for the walls at 968 Main Street and assembled the framing for two window openings all of which will be used when the walls are constructed at this building.
Habitat relies on volunteers and financial contributions to develop affordable housing. In Malden, Habitat is building two single-family homes and a six-unit townhouse building on Main Street opposite Pine Banks Park. They are currently working on the two single-family homes at 964 and 968 Main Street which are expected to be completed by Spring 2020. At that time, they will start construction on the six-unit townhouse building which will also be affordable.
“So thrilled that the MRA could be part of a great community project that will provide much needed housing for families,” said MRA Executive Director Deborah Burke. Twelve staff and two MRA Board of Director members, Robert Foley and Amanda Linehan, participated in the community build.