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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Press Release: Cardinal O’Malley, Governor Baker, and Mayor Walsh celebrate groundbreaking of #48Boylston

SFH POUA logo breaking ground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cayenne Isaksen (617) 646 1028 cisaksen@oneillandassoc.com   Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Governor Charlie Baker, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Celebrate the Groundbreaking of The Union, an Affordable Housing Development in Downtown Boston  Boston—January 16, 2018 — The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and St. Francis House broke ground today on The Union, […]

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National Homeless Memorial Day 2017: A message from Karen LaFrazia

Karen LaFrazia, Executive Director, St. Francis House

Even when the dark comes crashing through When you need a friend to carry you And when you’re broken on the ground You will be found… This past summer I saw Dear Evan Hansen, a beautiful, tragic, yet ultimately redemptive musical about the ripple effects of a young man’s death. The show’s music is gorgeous, […]

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Happy New Year, Happy Groundbreaking at 48 Boylston Street!

What is 48 Boylston Street? 48 Boylston Street is the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building. St. Francis House, in partnership with the Planning Office of Urban Affairs, purchased the building with the vision of creating 46 units of affordable housing, a social enterprise creating employment training and new jobs for homeless individuals, and […]

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Santander Bank Funds Upcoming Social Enterprise at 48 Boylston

Banco Santander

Santander Bank has been a long term corporate supporter of St. Francis House. From volunteering and donating clothing, to providing financial support for our programming, they continue to expand their holistic support. Current Moving Ahead Program collaboration With a philanthropic focus on financial education and workforce development, Santander Bank employees found themselves at home within […]

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St. Francis House and POUA to Develop Affordable Housing in Neighborhood

46 New Apartments at 48 Boylston Street Coming 2018 In 2018, 46 new apartments at 48 Boylston St. will be occupied by tenants who otherwise couldn’t afford the neighborhood, thanks to collaboration between St. Francis House and the Planning Office for the Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston (POUA). At an August press conference […]

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St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs Announce State Funding for 46 Units of Affordable Housing

Development will convert the historic Boston Young Men’s Christian Union into housing Boston, August 15, 2016 – St. Francis House (SFH) and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston (POUA) are excited to announce the award of funding from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to create 46 […]

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Announcement: St. Francis House and POUA Purchase 48 Boylston St.

St. Francis House is excited to announce our purchase of the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) building at 48 Boylston Street in Boston. On April 8th, 2016 St. Francis House (SFH) purchased, in partnership with the Planning Office of Urban Affairs (POUA), the historic building located across the street on the edge of Chinatown and the Boston Common. A designated Boston Landmark listed on the National […]

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St. Francis House Announces Plans for 46 Units of Affordable Housing in Boston with purchase of Historic Boston Young Men’s Christian Union

St. Francis House is excited to announce our purchase of the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) building at 48 Boylston Street in Boston. On April 8th, 2016 St. Francis House (SFH) purchased, in partnership with the Planning Office of Urban Affairs (POUA), the historic building located across the street on the edge of Chinatown and the Boston Common. A designated Boston Landmark listed on the National […]

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