New England's first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing complex
BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / July 12, 2022 / NEI General Contracting condemns the vandalization at its job site in Hyde Park, a neighborhood of Boston, for The Pryde, New England's first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing complex.
"We are disgusted by the messages spray painted on the signage outside our job site and we are cooperating with the investigation by the Boston Police Department," said Josef Rettman, president of NEI General Contracting. "The hateful and homophobic messages discovered over the weekend have no place on our job site or anywhere in the communities where we work so hard to develop much-needed affordable housing. Today, more than ever, we need to come together and recognize that is' our diversity that makes us stronger. NEI focuses on building for good and we stand united with the LGBTQ community. This will not impact our work on The Pryde. If anything, it deepens our resolve as it shows the importance of developing safe housing for LGBTQ seniors."
The Pryde is a joint development by Pennrose and LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc. NEI General Contracting was hired as the construction manager to convert the former William Barton Rogers School into 74 units of accessible mixed-income housing for seniors. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
About NEI General Contracting
NEI is a privately held company committed to affordable housing with extensive experience in ground-up, moderate rehab, elderly, veteran, historic rehab, historic tax credit and tax credit projects. Providing a full spectrum of general contracting and construction management services to clients throughout the United States.
NEI has three regional offices, to help better serve its clients: Boston to serve the Northeast, Florida to serve the Southeast, and Texas to serve the Southwest.
Founded in 1998 on the principles of integrity, diligence, and building for good, we have opened the door to over 20,000 newly homed and hopeful families, giving them a chance for a better quality of life. We're building for good because everyone deserves a good home. We're building for good because that's the right way to do it. For more information, please visit www.neigc.com.
Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM
SOURCE: NEI General Contracting
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