Our Mission

The mission of the Planning Office, a non-profit housing developer affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, is to serve as a catalyst for social justice through its work in housing development and neighborhood revitalization. The Planning Office is responsible for developing over 2,700 units of housing to date, channeling more than $625 million of investment into neighborhoods and towns throughout metropolitan Boston.

What's New

POUA Honored at Preservation Mass. Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards

The Planning Office was recognized, among other individuals and nonprofits, at the Preservation Massachusetts Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards on May 9th. POUA was honored to receive an award for The Next Generation, in honor of the office's work in historic preservation around the state.

POUA’s Bethany Apartments in Hanover: Update

Bethany Apartments, 37 units of mixed-income housing on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers community, in Hanover, is coming along!

Miceal Chamberlain (Bank of America), Mayor Marty Walsh, POUA President Lisa Alberghini, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary William Francis Galvin, and SFH President & CEO Karen LaFrazia sign a ceremonial beam (above); POUA staff sign the beam (below)

POUA Breaks Ground on The Union in Downtown Boston

POUA and St. Francis House broke ground on 46 units of affordable housing at The Union at 48 Boylston with Cardinal Seán O’Malley O.F.M. Cap., Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and many important team members, lenders, and supporters. The Union is the adaptive reuse of the historic Boston Young Men’s Christian Union, which will provide 26 units for people who are currently homeless or have been homeless, and twenty units for residents with incomes at or below $43,440. St. Francis House, located across the street, will also relocate their administrative offices into the development and will establish a business on the first floor of the building to provide job opportunities for the people they serve.

To see more photos from the event click here. Read more about the event here.
Video courtesy of WCVB Channel 5 Evening News. Photos courtesy of Rich Pizzuti.

Lottery for Bethany Apartments Underway

Applications are now open for the lottery for Bethany Apartments, 37 units of mixed-income housing on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers community. The deadline to take part in the lottery is January 19th, 2018. For more information, click here.

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