Our Mission

The mission of the Planning Office, a non-profit housing developer affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, is to serve as a catalyst for social justice through its work in housing development and neighborhood revitalization. The Planning Office is responsible for developing over 2,700 units of housing to date, channeling more than $625 million of investment into neighborhoods and towns throughout metropolitan Boston.

What's New

The Union at 48 Boylston Accepting Applications

We are excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the affordable housing units currently under construction at 48 Boylston Street in downtown Boston! The deadline to submit an application for the lottery is August 27th. Information sessions will be held on Monday August 13th and Tuesday August 14th. For more information, click here.

Harbor Place Nominated for Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable & Workforce Housing Awards 2018

Harbor Place is a finalist for Urban Land Institute's 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards! Read more about the project by clicking here.

To read the full press release with the announcement of finalists, click here.

Catholic Charities Meets The Union at 48 Boylston Street

Curtis Johnson, Senior Housing Director of Catholic Charities USA, tours 48 Boylston Street to see construction progress!


POUA Honored at Preservation Mass. Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards

The Planning Office was recognized, among other individuals and nonprofits, at the Preservation Massachusetts Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards on May 9th. POUA was honored to receive an award for The Next Generation, in honor of the office's work in historic preservation around the state. (Photo and video courtesy of Preservation Massachusetts)

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