POUA In the News

Posts from March 2018

City begins planning Steven P. Odom Serenity Garden

March 2018 - But to pay homage to Steven P. Odom, the 13-year-old Dorchester boy murdered in a case of mistaken identity more than a decade ago, the city is planning to create a serenity garden near his family’s home.

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Moving Forward On Supportive Housing In The Commonwealth

March 2018 - St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) broke ground on The Union, a new permanent supportive housing project located in downtown Boston. The nonprofit agencies are renovating the historic former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building into 46 units of affordable housing – 26 of those units will be for people who are currently or recently homeless and 20 will be for other low income residents with incomes at or below $43,440.

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City funding awarded to Dorchester, Mattapan building projects

March 2018 - Affordable housing projects in Dorchester and Mattapan will receive more than $15 million in funding from the city of Boston. The city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and the Neighborhood Housing Trust Fund will help subsidize seven new rental housing initiatives across the city, according to Mayor Martin Walsh’s office. Across these projects, 436 units of housing will be produced, 354 of which will be income restricted to low-, moderate- and middle-income households.

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