What's New

Harbor Place Lottery

We are now accepting applications for affordable apartments at Harbor Place in Haverhill, MA from now until October 4th at this link. Following this, we will be holding a lottery and processing applications based on lottery number. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 11AM at Haverhill Public Library.

For those interested in learning more, there will be informational meetings Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 4 and 6 p.m., at Haverhill Public Library. ... read more here.

Projects Receive Historic Tax Credits

Two projects POUA is taking part in recently received allocations of 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. Kennedy Building Apartments is the adaptive reuse of an existing dormitory building on the Cardinal Cushing Centers Campus into 37 units of mixed-income workforce housing and 48 Boylston Street is the rehabilitation of the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building into 46 units of affordable housing.... read more here.

Harbor Place Looks to the Future

On June 15th, POUA joined the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Mayor James Fiorentini, and Tim Jordan and others from Team Haverhill, to put together a time capsule to be opened in the year 2041 and to bury it within the (under construction) Harbor Place development. The team requested ideas from students, our future, and had town members vote on items to be included in the time capsule. Students from Tilton (elementary) School, Hunking (middle) School and Haverhill High chose items to be included, and one member of each class was chosen to a include a letter to his/her future self. The event summarized Haverhill's past and its present state, including the progress of the Harbor Place building, and looked towards it future.

Check out video from the event here, thanks to HC Media.... read more here.

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.

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