Gagnier, Hicks Associates has worked as housing consultants for varied clients ranging from national providers of multifamily housing for the elderly to small local groups such as a local alliance for the mentally ill.

Listed on this page are a selection of multifamily projects for which Gagnier, Hicks Associates has served as housing consultants.

Section 202- Elderly

Villa Michelangelo Elderly Housing, Massachusetts
Located on the historic Freedom Trail in Boston, MA, this middle school has recently been converted into seventy-one apartments for low-income elders. This eight-million-dollar project required the coordination and cooperation of six different funding sources.
Primary Source of Funds: HUD Section 202 Capital Advance ($5.4 million)


Senior Living at Prouty, Massachusetts


Beattie House, New Hampshire


Marian Heights, Connecticut

New Construction:
Saco VOA Elderly Housing, Maine
A two-story structure housing with thirty-six apartments was recently completed in Saco, Maine, with a HUD Section 202 Capital Advance of $2.5 million and an additional grant of $250,000 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. 


Peaks Island VOA Elderly Housing, Maine

Section 811- Special Needs Housing

Independent Living:
Tomball Pines, Texas
Four new buildings, with twenty-two apartments, were constructed to form this Section 811 project located in Tomball, Texas. By combining forces, a large community-based service provider and a small volunteer organized non-profit were able to secure a HUD capital advance of $1.2 million.


Wildflower Estates, South Dakota


Village at Hickory Glen

AIDS Facility:
Fernwood Apartments, Florida
The historic Mediterranean Revival-style building is a three-story, eighteen-unit, concrete structure.  The design concept for the housing provides a modest environment which specifically addresses the particular needs of 18 persons disabled as a result of HIV/AIDS and encourages the integration of the project residents into the surrounding neighborhood. 

Group Home:


Alden House, Chicopee, MA

The project is the new construction of a single-family, six bedroom, two and one-half bath home located in Chicopee, MA. The Sponsor provides housing to six elderly persons living with chronic-mental illness. The Sponsor provides on-site supervision through the daily scheduling of its staff.


Black Diamond Hope House, Smyrna, DE

Refinance of Section 202 Direct Loans

The refinancing of a twenty-year-old HUD 202 Project in Greater Boston provided the resources to make renovations to the physical plant and to provide services to the residents that will assist them to age in place at the site. The proceeds from the refinance were used for: the renovation of the common kitchen, bathroom, and dining room areas; the conversion of some of the apartment bathrooms from tub to more accessible walk in showers; to upgrade of the apartment kitchens for better accessibility and easier use; to renovate or add new common areas for supervised activities; to make available more custodial services to residents, such as laundry, house cleaning, heavy and light chores; to make available 24-hour, on-site, personal care services.

Assisted Living

Purpose Built:
Arbors at Amherst, Massachusetts
A seventy-eight unit Assisted Living Residential Community set on 12 acres in Amherst, Massachusetts.  The project's mixture of studio, single, and two-bedroom apartments was designed to allow maximum independence while providing individual assistance as the residents age in a community setting. Gagnier, Hicks Associates worked with the private developer to secure financing through HUD's Section 232 Mortgage Insurance Program.


Tower One, Connecticut