POUA In the News

Posts from January 2018

The Union: MHP grants help put POUA, St. Francis House together

January 2018 - BOSTON --- The groundbreaking for 46 low-income apartments in pricey downtown Boston wasn’t just a chance to witness how seriously Greater Boston’s leadership views ending homelessness, but also an opportunity to note the efforts MHP has made to help the state foster partnerships between housing developers like the Archdiocese’s Planning Office for Urban Affairs(POUA) and social service providers like St. Francis House.

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St. Francis House and POUA break ground on new development

January 2018 - The Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA), a social justice ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston, and St. Francis House broke ground on The Union, an upcoming affordable housing redevelopment in downtown Boston, on Jan. 16 during a ceremony attended by leaders in private and government sectors.

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Historic Boston building gets blessing for housing

January 2018 - Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Cardinal Sean O’Malley were among the city and state leaders who attended a ceremony yesterday celebrating the transformation of a historic downtown building into a home for people who don’t have a place of their own.

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Monsignor Michael Groden, pastor, fervent facilitator of affordable housing

January 2018 - The word “mixed” in mixed-income housing should be taken as gospel truth, Monsignor Michael Groden believed. He wanted middle-income homeowners on the same floor as those paying the full market rate in a development — and he thought the better off and the poorest, subsidized residents should live side-by-side.

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Harbor Place iHub, Greater Haverhill Arts Association Team Up for Artist Showcase

January 2018 - The Greater Haverhill Arts Association is making their mark on the Harbor Place iHub. As part of a new collaboration between the innovation hub and the art organization, local artists’ work will be displayed for two months at a time for city residents to enjoy.

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Michitson: Haverhill Needs to ‘Up Its Game’ With Startups, Tech

January 2018 - While some members of Haverhill’s government may have housing on their 2018 priority list, City Council President John A. Michitson is focused on another to-do: Technology. In his New Year’s Day inaugural address, Michitson stressed the importance of downtown Haverhill’s startup incubator at Harbor Place. As Michitson explained, it is imperative for the city to “up its game” with technology and manufacturing or risk falling behind.

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