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

Uphams Crossing Wins 2017 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award

POUA was thrilled to receive the 2017 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award from Preservation Massachusetts at their annual Paul and Niki Tsongas Awards Dinner on May 10th. It is such an honor to receive this award for a project Mayor Menino was a huge part of. See video on Uphams Crossing from the event, below.

Kennedy Apartments in Hanover: Closing Update

POUA is closing on Kennedy Apartments, which includes 37 units of Special Needs and Affordable Housing in Hanover. We are partnering with Cardinal Cushing Center on the project, converting a building on their campus into housing.

Harbor Place Helps Transform Downtown Haverhill

The Banker & Tradesman recently published an article on the transformation of downtown Haverhill, due in part to POUA and Greater Haverhill Foundation's work on Harbor Place, a development at the site of the vacant former Woolworth building. The project includes market rate housing, a new headquarters for Pentucket Bank, and a satellite campus for UMass Lowell, with the support of Chairman Brian Dempsey, who helped garner $45 million in state funding for the project. Read the full article here.

Under Construction Update

POUA's Caitlin Madden, Lois Alksninis, and President Lisa Alberghini at the construction site for an ongoing project to help vulnerable women in the Boston area.

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