SFH celebrates the Ribbon Cutting for The Union at 48 Boylston

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed a full crowd for a historic ribbon cutting ceremony. The unique partnership announced one of the city’s newest additions: #TheUnionat48. The Union at 48 Boylston Street will provide 46 units of affordable housing in the […]

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Moakley Breakfast Forum explores the region’s “housing emergency”

Moakley

Helping the Homeless Find Homes in Boston As rent prices continue to increase in Boston, the lack of housing continues to be a barrier for our guests at St. Francis House. Karen LaFrazia, our President/CEO participated in this year’s Moakley Breakfast forum series on May 16, 2019. Karen joined a panel discussion alongside other leaders […]

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New Furniture and Essential Household items for residents at #TheUnion

Bobs and Essential items

Imagine the joy of finding housing after months or perhaps years of searching.  Now imagine having that apartment with nothing to fill it.  Where will you sleep?  How will you cook?  And even if you can cook, what will you eat on?  For individuals moving out of homelessness, these are real concerns. We are thrilled […]

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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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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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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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Barriers to Benefits: A Forum with State Auditor Bump

Barriers to Benefits roundtable w Auditor Bump

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 St. Francis House convened a roundtable with Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, City of Boston agencies and homeless service providers to discuss current difficulties to access or maintain existing State benefits. The forum closed with recommendations on institutional barriers to resolve and improve use of taxpayer dollars to help individuals […]

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