Catherine A. Smith

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From duckling to swan

Gardner, Mass. When WinnResidential took over management of Olde English Village here in 2004, the property had 30 vacant apartments, three unrentable units that had plumbing problems, a large and inefficient maintenance staff, unattractive grounds and a Read more

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Reversing the fortunes of a troubled property

The outmoded stereotype of “housing project” has evolved into what many affordable housing developments are today: home for residents who have pride of place regardless of income, and profitable business ventures for management companies and owners. Read more

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