Madison Park Development Corporation Wins Annual TD Charitable Foundation “Housing for Everyone” Affordable Housing Grant Competition, Awarded $125,000 for Madison Melnea Cass Apartments Project

11.17.2017

Roxbury, MA – Madison Park Development Corporation was recently awarded a $125,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition.

The Madison Melnea Cass Apartments will consist of the construction of a 4-story, 16 unit building at 40 Raynor Circle as well as construction of a 5-story, 60 unit building at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Brook Marshall Road, representing an addition of 53 new units of affordable housing for low and moderate income families. Planned and developed with the Boston Housing Authority and Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc., the project is the first phase of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative’s plan to redevelop and transform Roxbury’s Whittier Street public housing development and surrounding neighborhood.

“This housing is the first phase of an ambitious Whittier Housing Neighborhood Transformation Plan,” said Madison Park Development Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Pinado. “It will provide new homes for a broad range of low and moderate income families and create a new edge to Melnea Cass Boulevard, making it safer and more pedestrian-friendly.”

This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Affordable Housing for All, focusing on initiatives that support the funding for safe, clean, physically accessible housing for all populations, including the elderly, new Americans, individuals with a mental or physical disability, families headed by a single parent or guardian, veterans and emancipated youth. Each year the theme is chosen based on housing needs identified by the Foundation across its footprint.

The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $125,000 grant for a total grant donation of $3.125 million in 2017.

To learn more about the program and how the grants are making an impact in the community, videos about past winners are available at “Own Who You Are”. Applications for the Housing for Everyone grant competition will reopen in June 2018.

About Madison Park Development Corporation

Since 1966 MPDC has been an important leader in the revitalization of Roxbury and Dudley Square. As one of the first residentled organizations to develop affordable housing, it has a well-respected track record of producing high quality housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families. It has developed 1,252 homes that house over 3,000 residents. MPDC is a proven leader in community-driven housing and economic development and provides a wide array of community and arts programs that seek to support a vibrant, healthy Roxbury neighborhood. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Learn more about MPDC at www.madison-park.org.

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $178.4 millionand more than 17,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The TD Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the following community needs: affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, and human services. Recently, more than 90 percent of the grants awarded by the Foundation benefited low-and moderate- income communities and individuals. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook and on Twitter.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit www.td.com.