1972 Jan. 31
England, Frederick J.
Cambridge (Mass.) - Regarding no progress being made in the matter of interest of the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics in land owned by Walter H. Wilcox in Woburn. Unless England hears back from MAP by February 15 he will assume they are no longer interested in the land and revoke the Letter of Intent sent previously.
Massachusetts - Provides the definition for people with physical disabilities of low income, which the act is about, and contains suggestions as what criteria determines if a person is physically disability and describes the occupancy for a person or people with disabilities living in low income housing. There is information on different areas of the home which must be designed to fit the needs of people with physica... more
Massachusetts - Provides information regarding sections of a house bill having to due with low income housing suitable for people with physical disabilities. There is a list of changes that may be made to adapt housing units for people with physical disabilities and the cost involved. Four case histories are presented that detail the difficulties faced by people with disabilities from different families in trying to ... more
Massachusetts - Concerning MAP working on an application to the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) "for a federally assisted housing project designed specifically for the physically handicapped." The FHA wants proof that people with physical disabilities would indeed be using the units and as such MAP requests letters of intent or expressions of interest in housing for people with disabilities. MAP is also hoping to hav... more
Massachusetts - Recommendations for the consideration that must go into building specialized housing for people with disabilities. The basic requirements are that the housing should be free from architectural barriers, integrate disabled and able-bodied tenants where feasible, and provide supportive service where needed to enhance independent living. The document then briefly outlines the programs, positions, and com... more
Massachusetts - Regarding the difficulty obtaining suitable housing for people with disabilities. The Congress of the United States included physically disabled people within programs of housing for the elderly because the same barrier free design is needed for both groups. People with physical disabilities are only eligible for low income housing if they are part of a family unit.
Massachusetts - Contains list of agencies participating in the seminar and the representatives from each agency that will be present.
1970 July 10
Bridgeman, George G.
Boston (Mass.) - Bridgeman comments on a parcel of land in Stoneham that he visited with Robert Lynch that the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics had under consideration for their project for building suitable housing for people with physical disabilities. Bridgeman says the site allows for accessibility to educational, shopping, medical, recreational, and cultural facilities. He urges MAP to approve the site fo... more
1972 Feb. 13
O'Brien, Thomas C.
Bedford (Mass.) - Informing England that the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics is still interested in purchasing land owned by Walter H. Wilcox in Woburn. The association has had to move slowly because of the Federal Housing Administration's handling of their proposed housing project.
Needham (Mass.) - Portion of a report concerning the regional trend toward increased apartment house construction. The document presents the trends and facts to aid in making decisions and formulating future policy towards this issue. There is discussion of the reasons for the suburban apartment boom, the impact of the construction of these apartments on the community, apartment house revenues and cost, and the aesthet... more