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Welcome to POAH

POAH is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, create and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security, racial equity and access to opportunity for all.

Toolkit for properties

New! Trauma-Informed Housing Toolkit for owners, service providers,architects, interior designers and more  Access the toolkit


Case Study

Flat 9 at Whittier in Roxbury featured in Tax Credit Advisor, read here 


Boston, MA

Mayor Wu announces funding for Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income development at Columbia Crossing, more here

Our Latest Thoughts

Woodlawn reinvestments are a model for preserving affordable housing

December 19, 2022
Published in Crain’s Chicago Business here Discussions about the Obama Presidential Center’s potential impact on housing affordability in Woodlawn often focus on residents’ fears of displacement and an uncertain future, but it might be more useful to look at the past decade for models of what can be done moving forward. For decades Woodlawn was an undervalued and underinvested community – too... read more

Privately-owned affordable housing should be a launching pad for families to build assets and reach their financial goals. HUD’s FSS program is a promising pathway to make this the norm.

November 10, 2022
After her son was born prematurely, Laura Rosa learned about the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program through her housing provider. She was looking for ways to rebuild herself mentally and financially and dreamed of buying a home someday.  Two years ago, Laura started working with her FSS financial coach to make a plan for homeownership, like budgeting and building her credit. And it’s working... read more

Wu Hits the Ground Running with Housing Agenda

March 29, 2022
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is off to a strong start on affordable housing. In her first four months – in partnership with the City Council – she has increased funding for affordable housing production, eliminated the tent encampments at “Mass. and Cass” by placing homeless individuals in supportive housing, supported a real estate transfer fee to generate recurring funds for housing initiatives,... read more

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