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 Teams Up With CICD & AFLCIO on Cote Ford Project

The Cote Ford redevelopment is a partnership between the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) and the Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD), a locally based community development organization. Together, the two plan to redevelop the site in keeping with the standards of the neighborhood, while also bringing opportunities for economic growth in the area, with AFLCIO as their financial partner. Click on this link to see the site plans! Continue Reading

Move-in Update: St Kevin’s, Dorchester

We are extremely excited to announce that two of the three new buildings at St. Kevin’s are complete and residents began moving into the second building on July 15th! All 33 apartments in these buildings are leased with residents moving in over the course of the summer. Continue Reading

Harbor Place Over Time

Watch the time lapse video, or visit this link for a live feed of the Harbor Place development in Haverhill, MA. Continue Reading


POUA is excited to work with Cardinal Cushing Center over the next year to develop housing units in its Kennedy Building in Hanover in order to integrate their campus more with the surrounding community! Continue Reading

Update: St. Kevin’s Redevelopment

POUA is pleased to announce that the first building at St. Kevin’s in Dorchester is complete. The 12 townhouse-style apartments at 35 Bird Street will be occupied by the first residents in mid-June! Continue Reading

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POUA in the News

TAT Now + Next

Now + Next: St. Kevin’s

Aug, 2015 - The St. Kevin's Redevelopment is located in the heart of Upham's Corner in Dorchester, MA, and shares a corner with the historic Pilgrim Church and the Strand Theater. The former St. Kevin's campus is being repurposed as 80 units of mixed-income affordable workforce housing, including a community space on the ground floor in the newly constructed building. More

The Pilot

Walsh joins mayors at Vatican vowing to tackle climate change, poverty

Aug, 2015 - Mayor Marty Walsh and 60+ mayors joined together at the Vatican July 21 to address the issues of climate change and trafficking, promising to take action on their homefronts. More

CEDAC Annual Report 2014

Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation: St. Joseph’s

Aug, 2015 - Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) of the Archdiocese of Boston collaborated with Bank of America Community Development Corporation to redevelop the former St. Joseph's Parish in Salem. After the Parish closed in 2004, the church building sat vacant for 9 years before being demolished. More

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