Housing Authority Begins Rehab for Units
FITCHBURG — Less than two weeks ago, 47 Leyte Road, a city public housing unit, had a cockaroach infestation and damaged walls.
Now the two bedroom apartment in the Green Acres community boasts clean hardwood floors, a new oven, and is ready to rent. The rehabilitation was completed through state funding that will be used for a total of 40 units at the Fitchburg Housing Authority property.
“It’s like night and day,” said Doug Carpenter, a maintenance staff member who is part of the team that is fixing up the units.
The Housing Authority will use a nearly $250,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to address vacancies at Green Acres.