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Lottery for Bethany Apartments Underway

Applications are now open for the lottery for Bethany Apartments, 37 units of mixed-income housing on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers community. The deadline to take part in the lottery is January 19th, 2018. For more information, click here.... read more here.


Massachusetts Historical Commission honors POUA’s Winter Street Apartments

The Massachusetts Historical Commission honored POUA’s Winter Street Apartments in Haverhill on November 2nd at the 29th Annual Preservation Awards ceremony. The project was recognized for its adaptive reuse and historic preservation. (Photo courtesy of MHC, pictured: Steven Regal and Becky Carpentier, The Architectural Team; Secretary William Galvin; Leslie Donovan, Tremont Preservation; David Aiken, Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc.... read more here.


POUA Dedicates Harbor Place in Haverhill with Ribbon Cutting

POUA recently held a ribbon cutting in Haverhill for Harbor Place, which includes 80 units of mixed-income housing, a 5-story commercial building, a new public plaza, and a grand boardwalk that allows pedestrian access to the Merrimack River from the downtown for the first time in over 80 years. The commercial building houses HC Media, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Pentucket Bank’s corporate headquarters, and office space for rent at the penthouse level. The Planning Office and its partner on Harbor Place, The Greater Haverhill Foundation, were joined by Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley O.F.M. Cap., Secretary Jay Ash of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Mayor James Fiorentini, and Brian S. Dempsey, Former Chair of House Committee on Ways and Means. Click here to watch video from the event.... read more here.


POUA Celebrates Groundbreaking of Bethany Apartments in Hanover

POUA recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Bethany Apartments on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers Community in Hanover, along with Cardinal Seán O'Malley and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. The development converts a former dormitory building into 37 units of mixed-income housing, serving a range of residents, from low-income households with special needs to moderate-income families.... read more here.


Women of the Church Discuss Social Justice

Deirdre Houtmeyers, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Lisa Alberghini, POUA President, Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ, Coordinator of Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Debbie Rambo, President of Catholic Charities Boston, and Ann Carter, Moderator, discuss social justice in anticipation of the Archdiocesan Justice Convocation. Watch video from the Facebook stream here!

For more information on social justice and the Convocation click here.... read more here.


POUA & CICD’s Cote Village Receives Funding

We are so thankful for the support of Governor Charlie Baker, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Mayor Marty Walsh for their support and funding for Cote Village in Mattapan, our development with Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD). Thank you to Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) and MA delegation for their support of this project and affordable housing across the state. Click here for more information on all projects that received funding.... read more here.


Update: Kennedy Apartments in Hanover

POUA began construction on Kennedy Apartments, which includes 37 units of Special Needs and Affordable Housing in Hanover. We are partnering with Cardinal Cushing Center on the project, converting a building on their campus into housing.... read more here.


POUA Honors Anne Finucane at Spring Celebration

Thank you to all of our supporters for making our Spring Celebration, honoring Anne Finucane, a wonderful and successful event. The event included remarks from Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman of Bank of America; Father J. Bryan Hehir, Secretary for Social Service and Health Care for the Archdiocese; Vicar General Bishop Peter J. Uglietto; and POUA President Lisa Alberghini. Thank you to all those who participated in the program, to the choir at Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton for starting off the evening, to our guests, to our sponsors (found here), and to our event committee, who worked to hard to make the celebration a success: Maria Barry, Mike Binette, Paul Bouton, Karen Fish-Will, Melissa Fish-Crane, Mike Fish, Kevin Leary, Gene Miller, and Joe Rettman. We were especially pleased to have Monsignor Michael F. Groden in attendance, who founded the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, and has done such great work in the name of social justice.

To watch video footage from the event, click here. All event photos can be found here. Video & photo credit: George Martell. ... read more here.


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