POUA In the News

Posts from February 2018

UMass Lowell, Haverhill: Satellite campus enters second semester of operation

February 2018 - Seventy-five students enrolled in its first semester. Eight courses running in the fall, another 8 in the books for this spring. Three degree paths offered: business administration, criminal justice and psychology. Free parking for students in the lot across the street from Harbor Place. An already-indelible impact on the city.

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$15 Million In New Funding For Affordable Housing Construction In Boston

February 2018 - The development team of the Caribbean Integration Community Development & Planning Office for Urban Affairs will create a 38-unit, mixed-income development, along with over 2,000 square feet of commercial space. The site will also include a serenity garden to be named after Stephen P. Odom. The developer is working closely with the Parks Department to design the serenity garden.

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Blessed Homes

February 2018 - Old churches and underutilized properties are finding new use as affordable housing.

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The new tax law cuts a hole in charitable giving

February 2018 - History came full circle recently as construction began at the former Boston Young Men's Christian Union on Boylston Street to convert it into 46 units of permanent affordable housing for men and women experiencing homelessness, and for people with very modest incomes.

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Advocates See Cote Development As A Sign Mattapan Is Changing

February 2018 - (Audio clip of radio piece) When Mattapan residents pass by the old Cote Ford dealership on Cummins Highway, some see a symbol of neglect -- a boarded-up beige brick building, with graffiti on the walls and weeds cracking through the pavement.

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Cote Ford site poised for re-birth in Mattapan

February 2018 - When Mattapan residents pass by the old Cote Ford dealership on Cummins Highway, some see a symbol of neglect – a boarded-up beige brick building with graffiti on the walls and weeds cracking through the pavement. Now, more than three decades after the business closed, this key piece of local real estate is coming back to life.

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Cardinal Seán’s Blog - The Union Groundbreaking

February 2018 - On Tuesday, I was very pleased to join in the groundbreaking ceremony of The Union housing redevelopment on Boylston Street in Boston, which is a collaboration between St. Francis House and the archdiocese’s Planning Office for Urban Affairs.

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