Northgate Becomes a Model Nationwide

July, 1990

As the affordability terms on other HUD 221(D)(3) projects neared their expiration, more eyes turned to the purchase of the Northgate’s complex and the resulting permanent affordability.  Communities like Somerville, Massachusetts, reached out to learn about the model. In Vermont, Fairfield Associates of Connecticut (Northgate’s owner) also owned other public housing properties. The success at Northgate helped Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) support the preservation of those and similar public housing conversions across the state.

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