Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BAMSI Opens New Home in Easton
Easton, MA [November 21, 2022] – Brockton-based BAMSI is pleased to announce the opening of a new home for individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABI) at 300 Foundry Street in Easton.
The eight-bedroom, 6,000 square foot home was constructed by Global Property Services on a 15-acre parcel of land donated by the town. While initially intended to be used for athletic fields, the extensive wetlands on the property prompted the town to look for another use for the site.
The town’s Affordable Housing Trust, which is charged with helping promote housing options to meet a range of diverse needs, identified the property as a site for affordable group housing for intellectually disabled individuals. In addition, the Trust helped to secure public support and Town Meeting approval for the project and carried out preliminary site engineering. The Trust selected BAMSI as the developer after a proposal review process.
“We are grateful for the town of Easton’s support in bringing this project to fruition,” said Peter Evers, BAMSI’s CEO.
“Our goal is to provide our persons served with a true home in the community that meets their needs for safety and independence.”
Each of the eight bedrooms at the 300 Foundry Street facility will count towards Easton’s planning efforts to comply with the State’s 40B law of having at least 10 percent of the Town’s housing units designated as affordable.
“The Easton community has a long history of supporting diverse housing options demonstrating that we are a town that is welcoming and inclusive. Thank you to the Affordable Housing Trust for their vision and leadership in creating the partnership that enabled this new home to be built,” said Easton Select Board Chair Dottie Fulginiti.
Financing for the project was made possible through a tax-exempt bond issued through MassDevelopment and purchased by Salem Five Bank on behalf of BAMSI. The Easton Affordable Housing Trust also awarded a $350,000 grant to help subsidize the development costs.
BAMSI is a private 501c3 nonprofit human service organization that helps people live more independent and healthful lives by providing a comprehensive network of services addressing developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and substance use.
In 2022, over 50,000 individuals and families across five Massachusetts counties received personalized care from one of BAMSI’s 1,600 dedicated and compassionate employees. Interested in working at BAMSI? Visit www.BAMSI.org/careers.