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June 2, 2009

Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein meets with Residents at Senior Living on Bellingham Hill


Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein of the 16th Suffolk District met with the residents and staff of Senior Living on Bellingham Hill this morning, June 2, 2009. During the hour long meeting, the Representative had an opportunity to get to know the residents, share thoughts with them concerning the state of the Commonwealth and talk about the ongoing economic crisis and how it affects elder care issues. “I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to spend some quality time at Bellingham Hill,” noted Representative Reinstein.  “I look forward to a continuing dialogue with everyone, particularly those who took the time to visit with me today.”  

One of the topics of concern among the residents of Senior Living, located at 100 Bellingham Street in Chelsea, was public transportation and it’s accessibility to them. Representative Reinstein sympathized with the residents while at the same time explaining that because of the economy many cuts were being made, and the likelihood of a new bus route was small.

The meet-and-greet opportunity was led by Sheldon D. Bycoff, President of MHPI, Inc., which owns and operates the property. “It was great to have Rep. Reinstein come out to visit this morning. We had a wonderful turnout, and I think that it is important that this specific population of people, those that are very-low-income, know that they too have a voice with their elected officials” said Bycoff.

This was the first of hopefully many visits by Reinstein and other public officials to the Chelsea property. Senior Living on Bellingham Hill is a 60-unit housing complex that offers supportive housing for low-income elders 62 years and over. Funded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD),this project provides an array of services that enable tenants to age in place and enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

MHPI, Inc. is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation specializing in housing and long-term care for the elderly and persons with disabilities. For over 30 years, MHPI has been developing and providing affordable housing for special populations. With several locations in the Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts area, MHPI, Inc. strives to serve both its residents and the community at large by continuously “Creating Housing…Supporting Lives".

For more information please contact
Evan Constantinides
Public Relations, MHPI, Inc.
617-789-4500  ext 211

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