In the Boston Globe: For affordable rental housing in Allston-Brighton, a waiting list of 17,000
Amid a housing crunch and a rental market upended by COVID-19, lengthy queues for affordable housing continue in Boston, with one organization that owns 500 residential units in Allston and Brighton seeing its waitlist top an eye-popping 17,000.
More than half of the units owned by the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation have rental subsidies and on average the income for its households would be considered “the low-end of low income,” said John Woods, the organization’s executive director.
Woods recently confirmed the wait-list queue, and said that natural turnover that occurs with market-rate housing doesn’t happen with the type of housing his organization offers, which is the major driving factor for the length of the list.
IN SAMPAN: Mayor Walsh announces largest-ever affordable housing funding awards
Building on his commitment to create and preserve affordable housing in Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced $69.2 million in new and recommended funding from the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Neighborhood Housing Trust, and the Community Preservation Fund to create and preserve 1,097 units of housing in Brighton, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury and West Roxbury.
On Universal Hub: 20 affordable condos approved on Dudley Street in Roxbury
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a non-profit’s plans for a four-story, 20-unit condo building at 75-81 Dudley St. at Guild Row in Nubian Square.
On PRNewswire: Liberty Mutual Insurance Announces 19 Grants in $5 Million Effort to Address Youth Homelessness in Boston
Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced the first round of recipients of a $5 million philanthropic effort to support organizations in greater Boston working to reduce and end youth homelessness. Nineteen local non-profit organizations are among the first round of grant recipients announced today.