Corrected from early edition.
Bob Murray, founder of the Falmouth Housing Corporation and 16-year executive director of the Falmouth Housing Authority, died at his home Thursday, Cape newspapers report.
In addition to being a dedicated advocate for affordable housing, Murray was an active board member of the Falmouth Service Center and of the Fairwinds Clubhouse, the Harwich Ecumenical Council, and the Harwich Food Pantry.
Murray is probably best known for his participation in the Housing Walk With Love. The Walk spans Cape Cod, starting in Provincetown and ending in Falmouth. Murray founded the Walk and has participated for 19 years.
Murray was a pivotal player in the development of the Fairwinds Apartments with developer Jack Burke. Murray also developed housing for low-income families at 587 and 651 Gifford Street, and at 20 Edgerton Drive. In 2006 Murray built the 704 Main Street building, which combined commercial real estate on Main Street, with mixed income apartments and disabled units for Falmouth residents.
In recent years Murray was involved in creating the School House Green Apartments in Teaticket for the disabled and elderly and Oshman Way (located off Woods Hole Road) for very low-income individuals.Did you know Bob Murray? How will you remember him? Tell us in the comments.