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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