1971 Mar. 11
Kenney, Robert T.
Boston (Mass.) - Kenney has requested the Planning Department of the Boston Redevelopment Authority prepare an inventory of sites throughout the city which may be an appropriate location on which to build suitable housing for people with physical disabilities.
1970 Dec. 1
Boston (Mass.) - Regarding a news clipping the announces the formation of a new agency that may be able to help the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics. Wenniger believes the West End project area is too tied up in legal problems to suit MAP's needs, but they are keeping the group's need for a housing site in mind.
1969 Nov. 10
Massachusetts - Welsh represents the Massachusetts Council of Organizations of the Handicapped for the Housing Committee as she has been involved in housing needs for people with physical disabilities and elderly people. She provides Harold S. Remmes address and phone number. A handwritten note to Remmes in the top right corner says it is to keep him up to date on what she has done with the group.
1971 May 14
Remmes, Harold S.
Massachusetts - Remmes reviewed the material prepared by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Planning Department, Special Projects Division entitled "Sites for Housing for the Handicapped" and commends the staff on the document. Remmes says there will have to be more interaction between the Massachusetts Council of Organizations of the Handicapped and the BRA.
1969 Mar. 19
Bartels, Elmer C.
Bedford (Mass.) - Bartels contacts Brickman as suggested by Robert j. Lynch, an established Malden architect, regarding the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics Housing Committee with the goal of creating suitable housing for people with disabilities. He discusses a letter to former Mayor of Boston John Collins regarding this project. Bartels and others on the committee would like to meet with Brickman to promote t... more
1971 Feb. 11
Bartels, Elmer C.
Massachusetts - Rough draft of a speech Bartels gives at a housing seminary wherein he describes the Housing Survey Report that was published by the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics under funding from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Bartels talks about his history with the MAP and their efforts to build suitable housing for people with physical disabilities. The survey was conducted to gather dat... more
1971 Aug. 20
England, Frederick J.
Cambridge (Mass.) - England, as temporary conservator for Walter H. Wilcox, proposes to sell land owned by Wilcox at a price considered adequate for the purpose of low and moderate income housing primarily for people with physical disabilities.
1971 Mar. 10
Coven, Irving J.
Worcester (Mass.) - Coven studied the report "Housing needs of the Handicapped" and believes that the project would need a sponsor with considerable funds in order to hire an architect and builder team and process the government paperwork. He suggests finding a church or civic group that would be willing to invest in the program.
1971 Sept. 15
Sweeney, Edward J.
Somerville (Mass.) - Informing the Council that Sweeney has received tentative approval for fifty units of housing for people with physical disabilities in Somerville. Sweeney would like to talk with a member of the Council regarding this.
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