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SHA Does Its Part for a
The Shrewsbury Housing Authority replaced stoves and refrigerators with new American made Energy Star efficient appliances. The monetary resource for this project is a direct result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which allowed funding for Shrewsbury Tower, a federally subsidized building in Shrewsbury, MA. Most of the former appliances – still in good working condition – are being stored for future use as other stoves and refrigerators start to fail.
Other efforts include a successful voluntary recycling program, which the residents of Shrewsbury Housing Authority enthusiastically participate to help reduce waste in the environment. The resident’s commitment to recycling -particularly the senior residents- has drastically exceeded our expectations of participation; indicating that global efforts and campaigning for a greener environment continues to reach many.
Furthermore, Shrewsbury Housing Authority is currently installing motion activated energy star fluorescent lighting, to reduce energy waste in hallways and common areas when not in use.
Upcoming plans include partnering with Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) to mount solar heating panels on the roof of all buildings at Francis Gardens. This initiative will provide hot water at the 100-unit complex that is currently subsidized by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
For more information please contact Mr. Dennis M. Osborn, Executive Director at the Shrewsbury Housing Authority (508) 757-0323.