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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.


Uphams Crossing Wins 2017 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award

POUA was thrilled to receive the 2017 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award from Preservation Massachusetts at their annual Paul and Niki Tsongas Awards Dinner on May 10th. It is such an honor to receive this award for a project Mayor Menino was a huge part of. See video on Uphams Crossing from the event, below.


Photo credit: Albie Colantonio Photography for Preservation Massachusetts ... read more here.


Harbor Place Helps Transform Downtown Haverhill

The Banker & Tradesman recently published an article on the transformation of downtown Haverhill, due in part to POUA and Greater Haverhill Foundation's work on Harbor Place, a development at the site of the vacant former Woolworth building. The project includes market rate housing, a new headquarters for Pentucket Bank, and a satellite campus for UMass Lowell, with the support of Chairman Brian Dempsey, who helped garner $45 million in state funding for the project. Read the full article here.... read more here.


Under Construction Update

POUA's Caitlin Madden, Lois Alksninis, and President Lisa Alberghini at the construction site for an ongoing project to help vulnerable women in the Boston area.... read more here.


POUA Projects Receive Mass. Historic Rehab Tax Credits

Two projects POUA is taking part in recently received allocations in the competitive process for Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits: Kennedy Building Apartments in Hanover, MA, in which we are the developer, and 48 Boylston Street in Boston, MA, where we will be providing support to St. Francis House. ... read more here.


POUA Names Harbor Place Boardwalk After Chairman Brian Dempsey

On Friday December 16th we gathered to celebrate Harbor Place in Haverhill, and Chairman Brian Dempsey’s key role in making the project a reality. Brian Dempsey helped secure $36 million in state funding for the project, which includes 80 units of housing and a 5-story commercial building which will contain a UMass Lowell satellite campus, HC Media and headquarters for Pentucket Bank, as well as office space to be leased.... read more here.


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