Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will join representatives from the Montgomery Housing Partnership at a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Tuesday unveiling the recently renovated Halpine Hamlet, an affordable housing community in Rockville.
Already a few decades’ old, Halpine Hamlet was purchased by Maryland Housing Partnership for $5.9 million in 2009. The community offers 1- and 2-bedroom rentals near Twinbrook Metro station.
Upgrades include new bathrooms and kitchens with energy-efficient appliances. There’s also a new playground and four newly converted handicap-accessible units with ramps, according to MHP.
Fifty of Halpine Hamlet’s 67 apartments are income restricted, according to MHP.
Based in Silver Spring, MHP is the largest nonprofit developer in the county and also manages the 60-unit Bealls Grant Apartment community, at 254 N. Washington St., in Rockville.
The Montgomery County Council, at Leggett’s request, passed a resolution in 2011 supporting state financing to help upgrade Halpine Hamlet.
State funding accounted for the vast majority of the project’s $13.1 million in development costs, according to MHP. The project also received a low-income housing tax credit at a 4-percent rate.