The apartments were originally built in the 1870's as worker housing for the Wamsutta Mills. Since then, the ownership of the mill housing has fragmented the apartments into 4 sub-communities: Wamsutta Apartments, Austin Court Apartments, Hazard Court Apartments and State Street Apartments. In an effort to stabilize the historic Acushnet Heights, renovation of the 144 apartment home community began in 1999 and ended in 2002 creating quality affordable housing. Each community features on-site management, 24-hour emergency maintenance, on-site laundry facilities and fully applianced kitchens. The Wamsutta Apartments are pet friendly and rent includes all utilities, Austin Court is comprised of 2-level townhouses, Hazard Court includes heat, and State Street has an open courtyard with playground area.