The Leo P. Senecal Apartments is a
state-aided housing Chapter 200 family housing complex in the Willimansett
section of the City of Chicopee located between Chicopee and Meadow
Streets. Chapter 200 refers to a Massachusetts statute establishing
housing for veterans. Veterans, or their dependents are given preference
in selection for units in this development.
Constructed in 1949-51 at a cost of $9,963.71 per unit, the
Leo P. Senecal Apartments consists of 226 apartments, 126 two
bedroom units and 100 three bedroom units. Apartments are centrally
heated and all utilities are included in the rent. Rent is based
on family income and is equal to 30% of the gross family income.
Leo P. Senecal was a Chicopee native, born in 1883. Mr. Senecal
served as a doughboy in the First World War and went on to serve
the City of Chicopee as Mayor (1939-1943), State Representative
and Housing Commissioner.
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Leo P. Senecal Apartments