oxford commons

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A brand new, affordable housing complex six years in the making is now complete. 

On Tuesday morning, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, also known as HOME, dedicated the Oxford Commons Apartments at 1542 Main Street on the corner of Ferry Street.

It took a lengthy, joint effort to transform the formerly vacant 19th century building into new housing. Masten District Council member Demone Smith says HOME, the state, and city joined forces to help complete the $2.9 million project.

"Some people got together and did the right thing," Smith said.