Thanks for voting for Uphams Crossing!
Thank you to all who voted for Uphams Crossing in the "Family" category for a Reader's Choice Award from Affordable Housing Finance! We are both thrilled to be nominated and to have gotten feedback from people who voted. Voting is closed, and we are looking out for the announcement of the winners in the coming weeks. To read more about the development, click here.... read more here.
Uphams Crossing BRJP Hiring Numbers Highlighted
The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development included an article on POUA's Uphams Crossing development in their most recent newsletter. The article detailed the project's adherence to the Boston Residents Job Policy hiring numbers and how the team achieved their goals of hiring 45% Boston residents, 50% minority workers, and 6% female workers, to complete Uphams Crossing. Check out the article here.... read more here.
HPN Member Meeting Features POUA Developments
The Housing Partnership Network's Spring Member Meeting, being held from June 1st through June 3rd, featured discussions at three POUA developments: Rollins Square in the South End, West End Place, and 48 Boylston Street. The discussions included conversations about the transformation of Boston's west end; creating mixed-tenure, mixed-income housing; and countering gentrification in Boston's Chinatown, as well as tours of the sites. We were thankful to be able to work with HPN, share conversation with people from all over the country, and showcase our developments!... read more here.
Boston Globe Covers 48 Boylston Project
Thomas Farragher recently toured the building and spoke with our President Lisa Alberghini and St. Francis House Executive Director Karen LaFrazia. The article, found here, discusses the challenges of building affordable housing in a booming downtown area filled with new, high-end housing developments. ... read more here.
POUA featured in MassHousing annual report
MassHousing's 2015 Annual Report featured stories on two POUA residents: Christine Wright of Uphams Crossing and Nicole Carter of The Apartments at 165 Winter. Thank you to MassHousing for highlighting their incredible stories and journeys to affordable housing. (Christine Wright and daughter Gianna pictured, credit: Mike Ritter).... read more here.
Kennedy Building Apartments Receive Historic Tax Credits
POUA is thrilled that in April 2016 the Kennedy Building Apartments received another allocation of Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits in the amount of $200,000 for a total of $1.8 million in MAHRTC, which will be used towards the adaptive reuse of this historic structure into 37 affordable and middle-income apartments in Hanover which we anticipate will begin construction in early 2017.... read more here.
Harbor Place Makes Progress
Haverhill is on the Move!
On November 19th, POUA celebrated the progress of Harbor Place with a topping off celebration, joined by Representative Brian Dempsey, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney, Mayor James Fiorentini and Ron Trombley and Sally O'Rorke from The Greater Haverhill Foundation. Read more on the celebration and project
Visit this link for a live feed of the development's progress in Haverhill, MA. ... read more here.