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POAH receives innovation award for proposal to create affordable housing donation tax credit

POAH has received the top innovation award for its proposal to create a new "affordable housing donation tax credit" (DTC)  for Massachusetts from The Home Funders, a collaborative formed in 2003 to address the unprecedented crisis in affordable housing for very low income families in the state. The tax credit would use a portion of the existing state housing credit to encourage the donation of existing housing to nonprofits who agree to preserve it as affordable for the long-term. 

POAH's Miami Property Receives Award for Homeless Preference

Maria Navarro, Property Manager for Cutler Meadows Glen in Miami (center) accepted an award given to POAH Communities for the Miami's property's participation in the new Homeless Preference program launched by HUD-Miami and the Homeless Trust Group.

POAH's Chicago mixed-use building receives Low Income Housing Tax Credits from Illinois Housing Development

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) this week announced that POAH's future Woodlawn Station, a mixed-use building that will offer 70 apartments in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, will receive Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Construction will begin this fall on the mixed‐use, transit oriented development which will create one- two- and three-bedroom apartments and 15,000 square feet of ground level retail space on 63rd Street. read more

  rendering of Woodlawn Station

The Grant at Woodlawn Park earns LEED Platinum certification

The Grant at Woodlawn Park, POAH's second new construction building on South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, has earned the "LEED for Homes" Platinum rating- the highest possible ranking- from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This is POAH's second LEED Platinum designation in Chicago; The Jackson at Woodlawn Park earned the title a few years ago.

RI officials and partners celebrate groundbreaking for renovations at senior apartments

Rhode Island state officials, representatives from Rhode Island Housing and Boston-based Preservation of Affordable Housing at a celebration to kick off renovations at Cherry Hill Apartments (Johnston) and Aaron Briggs Manor (Providence), two housing developments for low-income seniors.

Located just four miles apart, “Cherry Briggs,” as the project is known, has been awarded funding from the Rhode Island Pilot Housing Preservation and Production Program (HPPP) and is the first housing in the state to begin renovations under this new funding.

Whittier Street Redevelopment Receives Funding from City of Boston

POAH and Madison Park Development Corporation's plans for an 88-unit mixed-use development as the first phase of an innovative redevelopment of the Whittier Street public housing development is among the projects funded by the City of Boston.

Two developers plan housing, retail for Mattapan Square bus and trolley station parking lot

“[Redevelopment] is a great opportunity for what has been a lifeless, vacant parking lot to become a positive gateway into Mattapan Square,” said state Rep. Dan Cullinane. The property’s close proximity to public transit and the Main Streets district are particular attractions.

Framingham Apartments to be rehabbed with affordable housing grant

An Irving Street property that houses low-income seniors and people with disabilities will be renovated using state grant money, state officials announced Friday, helping to maintain 53 units of affordable housing in downtown Framingham. MetroWest Daily News story


POAH/Nuestra CDC bid on MBTA Mattapan development

The MBTA is reviewing a pair of competing proposals that would transform a sleepy parking lot next to the Mattapan Square trolley and bus station into a bustling mix of rental housing, condos, and ground-level retail. Read more


Trianon Lofts Moves Forward with Chicago City Council Vote

POAH’s plans for a new apartment and retail complex in Woodlawn moved another step forward with the support of a $2.5 million city loan approved by the City Council on Feb. 10. The $12.5 million Trianon Lofts, to be built at 803 E. 61st St. will be the latest construction in POAH’s redevelopment of the South Cottage Grove corridor located just south of the University of Chicago on the South Side.