Morgan Woods gets national recognition

— Photo courtesy of Morgan Woods

Morgan Woods, the 60-unit affordable housing complex in Edgartown, won national recognition this month for a high standard of excellence in management, maintenance, and services.

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) named Morgan Woods a Community of Quality, based on physical inspections, employee credentials, financial management, programs and services, and other criteria.

The organization lauded the services Morgan Woods management provides to residents.

“These services enable residents to attain high levels of self-sufficiency and success in their lives and for their families,” NAHMA executive director Kris Cook said in an August 10 news release.

Morgan Woods property manager Jessica Burgoyne called the development an Island treasure. “We are honored to have obtained such highly regarded recognition,” Ms. Burgoyne said. “I am proud that others can discover why Morgan Woods is such a great place to call home.”

Named for Fred “Ted” Morgan, a former long-time selectman and tireless advocate for affordable housing, Morgan Woods was completed in the spring of 2007. Apartments with broad front porches are clustered around three neatly landscaped common areas designed to promote a sense of community. It sits on 12 acres of land leased by the town for a nominal fee to the Community Builders Inc., which built, owns, and manages the development.