"Construction on the project, which was organized by St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs Inc. is winding down and residents are expected to begin moving in next month. When fully occupied, the historic building dubbed The Union will feature 46 affordable apartments, administrative offices for St. Francis House, and a dog day care and pet supply retail shop. 'It’s the gift that keeps on giving because it has so many components to it,' said Lisa B. Alberghini, president of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, which is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston."
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The Planning Office is thrilled to be chosen, for the second time, to host a Kuehn fellow for two years through The Kuehn Charitable Foundation. This new staff member will join us in July 2019!
Urban Land Institute awarded POUA and Greater Haverhill Foundation's development, Harbor Place, with a Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award at its annual Fall Meeting October 8-11th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The awards ceremony was incorporated into a General Session on October 9th which featured Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, as well as ULI Chairman, Ron Terwilliger. The awards rated projects according to their affordability, innovative financing and building technologies, proximity to employment centers and transportation hubs, quality of design, involvement of public/private partnerships, and replicability of the developments. For full press release, click here.
Bethany Apartments, 37 units of mixed-income housing on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers community, in Hanover, is fully leased!
POUA were thrilled to accept an award, on behalf of the office and Greater Haverhill Foundation, our partner on the project, in the Mixed-Income category for Harbor Place in Haverhill, from Multifamily Executive during their annual conference and awards ceremony in Las Vegas on September 18th. To read more about Harbor Place, click here. A list of all MFE winners can be found here.