Contact: Tom Connelly
June , 2016 (617) 367-0008
RAYNHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY WINS AWARD
FOR RENOVATIONS TO PINEWOOD TERRACE COMPLEX
The Raynham Housing Authority has won an Outstanding Agency Award from the
Massachusetts Chapter, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
(MassNAHRO) for making major repairs and upgrades to its Pinewood Terrace
The Outstanding Agency Awards, presented at MassNAHRO's recent annual conference
in North Falmouth, recognize the association's member housing authorities for outstanding
achievement in innovative housing and community development projects.
The Raynham Housing Authority's award recognized the agency's efforts to make badly
needed repairs to its 32-year-old Pinewood Terrace complex, including replacing roofs on 10
buildings and removing solar panels at the end of their life cycle. The project also included the
replacement of outdated refrigerators and storm doors, addressing health and safety issues with
the walkways and parking lot and stairways at the community center, and upgrades to its alarm
system and outside lighting.
Karen Reilly, Executive Director of the Raynham Housing Authority, said all of this
work was accomplished despite the RHA's lack of reserves for capital improvements. The
Authority worked with State Sen. Marc Pacheco of Taunton to obtain funding in the state budget.
The RHA also received grants from the state Department of Housing and Community
Development (DHCD) and through the ABCD Lean Retrofit Program to insulate doors,
windows. and attics. In all, the Authority obtained more than $200,000 in funding from the state
and from contributions by local organizations and businesses.
“Because we have no reserves, we had to work hard to obtain funding for these much
needed improvements for the benefit of our residents,” said Ms. Reilly. “We are proud of our
efforts and we appreciate this recognition from MassNAHRO. I also want to thank Senator
Pacheco and Representative Angelo D'Emilia for their valuable assistance.”
Thomas J. Connelly, Jr., Executive Director of MassNAHRO, said the Outstanding
Agency Awards recognize the innovation and creativity that local housing authorities all across
the state employ to provide more and better affordable housing. “We are pleased to honor this
great work done by the Raynham Housing Authority in serving its residents,” said Connelly