115-117 Rindge Avenue

115 Rindge Ave

Heading Home, Inc., purchased an existing single-family home located at 115-117 Rindge Avenue. This large home is being converted into 14 units of supportive single-room occupancy (SRO) housing for disabled formerly homeless women.

The City of Cambridge Human Services Department identified a need for housing for women who were moving through the continuum of shelter options and were ready to move from transitional to permanent housing. The shortage of permanent supportive housing meant that these women were unable to progress to more stable housing and open up space for others waiting for shelter. Heading Home, Inc., a provider of shelter and permanent  housing for men, women and families, stepped in to find a suitable property to help alleviate this shortage.

Heading Home currently owns and operates a similar property at 479-481 Concord Avenue, known as the Duley House. The property on Rindge Avenue will be developed as a similar facility, with 24 hour on-site supportive management and service provision. The property will undergo moderate rehab. Occupancy is expected by summer 2014.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2014.

  • Heading Home, Inc., purchased the property in December 2012.
  • Funding has been awarded by both the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust and the state Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • Contractor has been selected.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2014.
  • Occupancy is expected by summer 2014.

The project will contain 14 single-room occupancy units, with shared bathrooms and kitchen.

Land Area:         7,500 square feet

Units:                14 SRO

Parking:             Exterior, at grade

Funders:             Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust

                        Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

                        Heading Home, Inc.

  • 115 Rindge Ave
  • 115 Rindge Ave