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Housing Authority Begins Rehab for Units

Mina Corpuz mcorpuz@sentinelandenterprise.comMay 16, 2019

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.

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