Beginning in 1996 with the awarding of a 15 million dollar HOPE VI grant the Holyoke Housing Authority embarked on a major renewal project. The site that was once Jackson Parkway, a family development built and initially occupied in 1942, was demolished of its 219 units in 1999 and an entirely new neighborhood has been developed including infrastructure with underground utilities.
Churchill Homes consists of 50 federally assisted rental units on the former Jackson Parkway site and another 50 units offsite on adjacent parcels. A state of the art community center which houses the management office, a Valley Opportunities Council operated childcare center and a satellite Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke center is located at 334 Elm Street
This project has received some funding from a participating jurisdiction (local or state government agency) through the HUD HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). In projects with five or more HOME-assisted units, at least 20% of these units must be occupied by families earning 50% or less of area median income (AMI). All other HOME-assisted units must be occupied by families earning 80% or less of AMI, but in practice most are reserved for families earning 60% or less AMI. Maximum monthly rent is capped with a Low HOME Rent for <50% AMI units and a High HOME Rent for the remaining HOME-assisted units. Contact the property directly for the specific dollar amount of these rent caps.
Hope 6 Rental Units is managed by Holyoke Housing Authority.