Cardinal Seán O’Malley will join the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston and Caribbean Integration Community Development to celebrate the dedication of Morton Station Village, 40 units of mixed-income, mixed-tenure housing — 28 rental apartments and 12 affordable homeownership units with green space — in Mattapan, adjacent to the Morton Station MBTA Fairmount Line station.
Morton Station Village provides permanent affordable mixed-tenure housing in a four-story building for a diverse range of households, with incomes from 30% AMI to 100% AMI. Morton Station Village will also include significant community space that will be connected to a unique feature—the creation of a new passive Boston Parks’ Department-designed public space to be known as the Steven P. Odom Serenity Garden. Morton Station Village was developed through a partnership between Planning Office for Urban Affairs and the Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc. a BIPOC-led community development corporation (CDC) that serves underrepresented communities. CICD, with its deep experience serving BIPOC communities in Greater Boston, was once again selected by the City of Boston to be a co-developer of this publicly-owned land. The project, which will provide residents with wealth building and financial self-sufficiency opportunities, is an example of how affordable housing development can advance racial equity.
In attendance will be the following:
· Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston
· Edward Augustus, Housing Secretary of Massachusetts
· Bill Grogan, President, Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc.
· Donald Alexis, President, Caribbean Integration Community Development
Friday, November 3rd 2023, 1:00 p.m.
872 Morton Street
About the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. (POUA):
The Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. is a social justice ministry affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston that creates vibrant communities through the development of high-quality affordable and mixed-income housing and economic development efforts. As a prominent regional non-profit developer and a leading diocesan housing development ministry for the Catholic Church in America, POUA has completed over 3,000 units of affordable and mixed-income housing and has undertaken several neighborhood revitalization initiatives in Massachusetts.
About Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD):
Founded in Mattapan, Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) is a community development organization that works to improve the economic, social and physical well-being of the Caribbean community and other marginalized populations throughout the greater Boston area. CICD’s primary focus is the revitalization of underserved communities through the development of affordable housing projects. Working with government agencies, real estate developers and other partners, we create homes that are environmentally conscious, ethically financed and built with the health and well-being of residents as the first priority.