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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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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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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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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