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POUA Dedicates The Apartments at 165 Winter in Haverhill

On November 2nd we were thankful to celebrate the opening of The Apartments at 165 Winter on Winter Street in Haverhill, joined by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Mayor James Fiorentini and Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay. The building, formerly a public school, now contains 12 units of affordable housing, with 25% being for extremely low-income households, and the remainder providing housing for middle-income households. ... read more here.

POUA Celebrates Uphams Crossing Dedication in Dorchester

We were so excited to celebrate the dedication of 80 units of affordable housing at the former site of the St. Kevin’s Parish in Dorchester October 29th. Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Mayor Marty Walsh, among our partners Bank of America, Department of Housing & Community Development and St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, helped cut the ribbon at the new site. The three buildings include 20 units of permanent affordable housing for homeless families and 60 units of workforce housing for moderate-income households. ... read more here.

Preserving Affordability in Chinatown: 48 Boylston Street

In partnership with St. Francis House, POUA plans to rehabilitate a designated Boston Landmark, the former BYMCU building located at 48 Boylston Street, to create 46 units of affordable housing in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston. Later phases of the project are planned once the rehabilitation is complete, and will include additional affordable and moderate-income housing. POUA and St. Francis House have been meeting with various community groups over the past year to receive feedback on the project and gain support from local residents and businesses. On November 4th, we met with the Chinatown Resident Association (pictured) to discuss the project...... read more here.

POUA Teams Up With CICD & AFLCIO on Cote Ford Project

The Cote Ford redevelopment is a partnership between the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) and the Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD), a locally based community development organization. Together, the two plan to redevelop the site in keeping with the standards of the neighborhood, while also bringing opportunities for economic growth in the area, with AFLCIO as their financial partner. Click on this link to see the site plans!... read more here.

Move-in Update: St Kevin’s, Dorchester

We are extremely excited to announce that two of the three new buildings at St. Kevin’s are complete and residents began moving into the second building on July 15th! All 33 apartments in these buildings are leased with residents moving in over the course of the summer. ... read more here.

Harbor Place Over Time

Watch the time lapse video, or visit this link for a live feed of the Harbor Place development in Haverhill, MA. ... read more here.


POUA is excited to work with Cardinal Cushing Center over the next year to develop housing units in its Kennedy Building in Hanover in order to integrate their campus more with the surrounding community! ... read more here.

Update: St. Kevin’s Redevelopment

POUA is pleased to announce that the first building at St. Kevin’s in Dorchester is complete. The 12 townhouse-style apartments at 35 Bird Street will be occupied by the first residents in mid-June!... read more here.

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