Hebrew SeniorLife’s Jack Satter House to receive up to $20 Million HUD Grant 

Hebrew SeniorLife’s Jack Satter House held ceremonies on June 10th to announce the receipt of an up to $20 million grant to its Revere supportive housing community to provide efficiency and climate resilience improvements. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded this grant in December as part of its Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP).

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, a key pillar of Bidenomics, HUD announced in December $173.9 million in new loans and grants under GRRP Comprehensive and Elements categories.

The awards will support energy efficiency, electrification, clean energy, low-embodied carbon materials, and climate resilience improvements in 30 HUD-assisted multifamily properties, including 3,070 rental homes for low-income individuals and families. These investments will help tackle the climate crisis and support equitable economic development in American communities as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and historic environmental justice agenda.

GRRP grant and loan funding will improve residents’ quality of life by expanding energy efficiency, reducing climate pollution, generating renewable energy, promoting the use of green building materials, improving indoor air quality, and enhancing climate resilience.

These awards include the first set of awards made under the GRRP’s Comprehensive category, which provides funding to properties with the highest need for climate resilience and energy efficiency upgrades. All 19 properties receiving Comprehensive awards serve low-income residents and roughly half serve seniors.

Speakers/attendees at the event included:

• Democratic Whip Katherine Clark

• Regional Assistant for Senator Edward J. Markey Mark Lannigan

• HUD New England Regional Administrator Juana B. Matias

• State Representative Jessica Giannino

• State Representative Jeffrey Turco

• Acting Secretary at Executive Office of Elder Affairs Robin Lipson

• Revere Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr.

• Revere City Council Vice President Ira Novoselsky

• Revere City Councilor At-Large Robert J. Haas, III

• Revere Ward 5 City Councilor Angela Guarino-Sawaya

• Hebrew SeniorLife Board Chair Richard J. Henken.

“For nearly five decades, the Jack Satter House has been a beacon of hope and belonging for so many of our seniors,” said Democratic Whip Katherine Clark. “This funding represents an investment in the future of this community and a commitment to ensuring its services continue for many more years to come. I remain committed to bringing home the resources we need to support our seniors, clean up our air, and brace our homes against the impacts of climate change.”

“I am thrilled to announce the award for the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program Grant award that HUD is presenting to Jack Satter House for $20 million,” said HUD New England Regional Administrator Juana B. Matias. “This program will support projects that reduce carbon emissions, improve utility efficiency, enhance indoor air quality, and otherwise improve the climate resilience of this building and many other HUD-assisted properties throughout the country.”

“For years the Jack Satter House has provided seniors along Revere Beach the opportunity to live and age in a community, affordably and with dignity. Now they are demonstrating how senior housing can be resilient and sustainable,” said Senator Edward J. Markey (via Regional Assistant Mark Lannigan).

“Jack Satter House is very important to the City of Revere. Therefore it’s important its residents have everything they need to make sure that their quality of life is the best it can be,” said State Representative Jessica Giannino.

“Today is a great day for the City of Revere, and it’s an unbelievable day for the residents of Hebrew SeniorLife’s Jack Satter House,” said Revere Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr.

“I am proud to see Hebrew SeniorLife not only grow its affordable housing portfolio but also find ways to partner with HUD to invest in critical greening initiatives like this,” said Hebrew SeniorLife Board Chair Richard Henken. “Jack Satter House and its residents will benefit from this grant for years to come.”

“Hebrew SeniorLife is committed to creating new affordable housing with the highest level of energy-efficient construction standards and to renovating our existing infrastructure to mitigate the impacts of climate change and plan for future generations of residents in our communities,” said Hebrew SeniorLife Executive Vice President of Senior Living Kim Brooks. “Receiving the Green Retrofit Resiliency Program grant ensures that our Revere community can continue to evolve to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.”

“Jack Satter House is a vibrant, active, thriving community where our residents can age with programs and services to meet their needs,” said Jack Satter House Executive Director Steve Post. “Thank you to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for your partnership to allow Jack Satter House to make the necessary improvements for our current and future residents.”

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