By Mina Corpuz

mcorpuz@nashobavalleyvoice.com

SHIRLEY -- Up to 120 units of affordable housing for senior citizens are coming to Devens.

A $380,000 loan from the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation will be used to develop Shirley Commons.

The development will take place over two phases, according to CEDAC. The first phase will include 58 units of supportive housing units. Of those, 15 of them will be for seniors who were previously homeless.

"It is encouraging to see non-profit community development organizations from across the Commonwealth recognize the need for quality affordable housing and work with local residents to make these projects a reality," Executive Director Roger Herzog said in a news release.

Residents will have access to community space and services through CHOICE, Inc.

The Women's Institute Reality will develop the units.

Shirley Commons is one of three affordable housing developments that will be funded through a $1.63 million loan from CEDAC. The other sites will be in Worcester and Springfield.

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