lacy court

Lacy Court Renovations - Before and Afters

The renovations at Lacy Court, a midcentury garden-style apartment, aimed to make the historically affordable apartments into units that would be sustainable well into the future. Renovations included more open spaces, increased natural lighting, replaced outdated appliances with energy-friendly ones, centralized heating and air, and included overall cosmetic upgrades to communal and private spaces. Best of all, previous residents will be able to return to these units and pay the same or less rent as they did before.

AHDC acquired Lacy Court in 2011 along with Longview Terrace and Arbelo Apartments, in order to keep the units affordable to families with lower incomes. Lacy Court marks the last of the three properties to undergo renovations to bring the units up to 21st century standards.


Lacy Court renovations are just halfway done - the renovations of the second building, home to studio and three bedroom units, will be completed later this year.

Lacy Court renovations phase one beginning completion

Phase one of renovations at Lacy Court is nearing completion, as residents begin returning and new residents move in. After the first building (addresses 4-8 West Nelson Ave) is completed, phase two will begin (addresses 1512-1514 Commonwealth Ave), which will include a number of studio and three bedroom units as well.

We’re so excited for these newly renovated spaces to become homes once again. Lacy Court, which had never been under a renovation in it’s 60+ years, will remain affordable for years to come, with returning residents either maintaining or lowering their previous rents.

Take a look at the shots below, and stay posted for more lease up information!

AHDC's First Annual Resident Community Day

AHDC held its first ever Resident Community Day, an event of fun, games, food, and conversation, on June 9th. Our goal was to bring our residents together not only to talk about who we are as housing developers, but to hear first hand ideas they have as members of our community, and start conversations about what we can do to improve the resident experience. This family-friendly event also featured face-painting, sidewalk chalk and games, and a raffle for children and adults.

We couldn't have pulled this off without the legion of volunteers who showed up to hang out with residents, coordinate check in, and have some fun in the process. Thank you!

Special thanks also go out to the live band, FeelFree, and Halal Tikka Kabob food truck for helping us create a wonderful atmosphere.

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