The Kendall

The Kendall is a rehabilitated and affordable 41-unit residential apartment building in downtown Chicopee, MA. The three-story building was originally built in the mid-19th century as the Kendall House and in 2009 the non-profit Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) partnered with MBL to secure funding for rehabilitation. MBL leveraged over $6.6 million in federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, more than $1 million in soft debt and $200,000 in Chicopee City Home funds.

The rehabilitation replaced and updated inefficient major systems, substantially improving the energy efficiency of the property. Thirty-eight single rooms were converted into larger, enhanced Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Units with full kitchen and laundry amenities. It provides housing for formerly homeless and low-income individuals, further contributing to the stock of high-quality, affordable housing in Chicopee.

The Kendall, Chicopee, MA The Kendall, Chicopee, MA
The Kendall, Chicopee, MA

Status: Completed August 2017

Development Type: Affordable Housing Preservation

Type of Housing: Enhanced Single Room Occupancy (SRO)

Size: 14,400 square feet

Units: 41

Funding Sources

  • Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • State Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Chicopee HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Project Team

  • Valley Opportunity Council
  • Studio One, Inc.
  • Saloomey Construction, Inc.
    General Contractor

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