Rapid Rehousing Access to Employment Services at St. Francis House

Rapid rehousing welcome sign

Rapid Rehousing Access to Employment in the City of Boston On Wednesday June 28, St. Francis House Workforce Development Department welcomed Courtney  Trudell, Assistant Director for Supportive Housing City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development, along with over 30 colleagues from agencies participating in the city-wide Rapid Rehousing initiative to discuss St. Francis House’s role […]

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Envisioning 48 Boylston Street

We’re making tremendous progress on our project at 48 Boylston, and with each report we receive from the construction manager, it’s getting easier to envision what this beautiful building is becoming. Where today there’s just framing and plumbing stacks, we’re envisioning lovely apartments – 46 units of affordable housing – that will in just a […]

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BrightSphere Investment Group Tours Construction Progress at 48 Boylston Street

Our excitement for the construction progress over at 48 Boylston Street is contagious! We’re thrilled to have so many partners interested in seeing the progress, and finding out about ways to support the project. One of our Corporate Partners, BrightSphere Investment Group, got in on the action by touring the active construction site. We made […]

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48 Boylston: April Update

Gilbane contractors finished up demolition on the lower floors and continue duct work and framing on all floors. The framing establishes where all the new walls will stand. Each floor is transforming into new configurations to become affordable housing apartments and administrative space for St. Francis House staff. This month we started some visually exciting […]

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48 Boylston: March Update

48 Boylston affordable housing Monthly-Update-sign

March: In like a lion, out like a lamb This past month, Gilbane Corp. averaged approximately 30-35 workers on site daily at 48 Boylston Street, with the majority of the workmanship consisting of demolishing the building interiors on floors 1-5. What’s going on inside? Contractors will continue demolition, working on miscellaneous items throughout the building, […]

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48 Boylston: February Update

48 Boylston affordable housing Monthly-Update-sign

In January we broke ground You may remember that we started off the new year by breaking ground with Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, and Cardinal O’Malley. The construction company leading this project is Gilbane Company. Once we finished the groundbreaking event, they spent the last bit of January mobilizing to prepare the building for abatement, […]

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Boston Globe Opinion: The new tax law cuts a hole in charitable giving

On Friday, February 9, 2018, President & CEO Karen LaFrazia had a joint opinion published with Lisa Alberghini, President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs Inc. Scroll down to read the opinion. You may also click here for a PDF version (which will open in a separate window) SFH-POUA Op-Ed.Boston Globe     […]

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Groundbreaking celebrates creation of affordable housing in downtown Boston

48 Boylston Groundbreaking with Gov Baker

L to R: Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America; Mayor Martin Walsh; Lisa Alberghini, POUA; Cardinal Seán O’Malley; Governor Charlie Baker; Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin; and Karen LaFrazia, St. Francis House all sign a metal beam that will be installed during the renovation. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, we broke ground at 48 Boylston! Cardinal O’Malley, […]

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