Not to be dampened by the rainy weather, POUA came together with the town of Brookline, neighbors and elected officials to celebrate the installation of the plaque at The. St. Aidan, which memorializes the history of the Parish. The ceremony included a welcome from Neil Wishinsky, Chair of the Board of Selectmen; POUA President Lisa Alberghini; Fr. Jack Ahern, pastor of St. Mary’s in Brookline during St. Aidan’s redevelopment; Robert Allen, Chair of Brookline’s Board of Selectmen during the redevelopment; and Stephanie Noguera, Outreach Director for Congressman Joseph Kennedy’s Office. Stephanie read a letter from the Congressman, whose family members were baptized at St. Aidan’s parish, expressing his gratitude that the site was converted into affordable housing, and continues to serve the community.
Uphams Crossing, a new 80-unit affordable housing community developed by the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston, has won the 2016 Affordable Housing Finance Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Family Housing in the United States. The development was built on a former parish property and includes 20 units for previously homeless families. Read the announcement of awards here and read more about the project here.
POUA President Lisa Alberghini and Project Manager Dave Aiken were grateful to accept the award at the AHF Live! conference from November 15th-17th in Chicago. (Photo by Sheri Whitko Photography)