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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.... read more 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.... read more 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!... read more here.


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)... read more here.


POUA’s Bethany Apartments in Hanover: Update

Bethany Apartments, 37 units of mixed-income housing on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers community, in Hanover, is coming along!... read more here.


POUA Breaks Ground on The Union in Downtown Boston

POUA and St. Francis House broke ground on 46 units of affordable housing at The Union at 48 Boylston with Cardinal Seán O’Malley O.F.M. Cap., Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and many important team members, lenders, and supporters. The Union is the adaptive reuse of the historic Boston Young Men’s Christian Union, which will provide 26 units for people who are currently homeless or have been homeless, and twenty units for residents with incomes at or below $43,440. St. Francis House, located across the street, will also relocate their administrative offices into the development and will establish a business on the first floor of the building to provide job opportunities for the people they serve.

To see more photos from the event click here. Read more about the event here.
Video courtesy of WCVB Channel 5 Evening News. Photos courtesy of Rich Pizzuti. ... read more here.


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.


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