Boston Bulletin on Holtzer Park ribbon cutting

The Boston Bulletin reports on Urban Edge’s Holtzer Park ribbon cutting this past July. The ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the 62-unit affordable housing development in Roxbury.  Our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, remarked: “This is a symbol of the value of what this community is. Our values are what you see in this building.” “What […]


Ribbon cutting at Holtzer Park

On July 20th, Urban Edge and our partners held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Holtzer Park. Project partners and stakeholders, community leaders, and officials from local, state, and federal housing agencies were all in attendance for this milestone event.   Urban Edge’s Holtzer Park provides 62 affordable rental homes designed to […]


Urban Edge CEO, Emilio Dorcely, discusses the future in The Bulletin piece

In an interview for The Bulletin, our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, discusses the need for affordable housing and affordable homeownership, and how current Urban Edge projects are working towards that goal. “There is a dire need for affordable housing for the 30 percent to 40 percent area median income (AMI), but that’s only part of the […]


Joint Jackson Square event highlights new housing and a transformation of the area

On June 1st, Urban Edge, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and The Community Builders held a joint event to celebrate several housing developments in Jackson Square: JPNDC’s 25 Amory Street Apartments, The Community Builders’ 250 Centre Street development, and our own 1599 Columbus Avenue development. These milestones show progress towards the redevelopment of […]


Urban Edge adapts to support families through crisis

“Boston, like many cities, has an enormous racial wealth gap. Although being a homeowner is not the only way to build wealth, it’s still the number one way that families and individuals build wealth in America. We want to continue to support that,” says our CEO Emilio Dorcely. Throughout the pandemic, Urban Edge worked to […]


WGBH Basic Black panel discusses the affordable housing crisis

Our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, joins Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director of MassHousing; Malia Lazu, CEO & Founder of The Lazu Group; and John B. Cruz III, President & CEO of Cruz Companies for Basic Black‘s panel discussion. Panelists cover unaffordable rents, forced relocations, and low home ownership rates for people of color. Basic Black: Affordable Housing […]


Urban Edge Assess Youth Needs in JP, Roxbury

Urban Edge Assess Youth Needs in JP, Roxbury BNN’s segment with Urban Edge CEO Emilio Dorcely and Director of Community Engagement Alia Pacombe discussing its new needs assessment for young people in its service area covering parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Part of the goal is to extend the reach of other agencies in […]


Amory St. becoming affordable hub of JP



New Assessment Looks at Needs of Young People Living in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain

Media Contact: Suzanne Morse (617) 646-1020 suzanne@sevenletter.com  Urban Edge Releases Analysis that Highlights Neighborhoods’ Opportunities and  Concerns, Identifies Recommendations Re Youth Services  Boston, Mass. (August 10, 2021) – Urban Edge is releasing today a report highlighting the priorities and the vision for the future that youth living in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain have for their […]


Boston’s Next Mayor Must Put Words into Action

Black and Brown Communities Need Investments to Build Opportunities By Emilio Dorcely | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 16, 2021 Dismantling the structures that perpetuate inequities for Bostonians should be a high priority for the next mayor. Creating opportunities to build wealth in Black and Brown households, developing communities that move families from poverty toward intergenerational wealth, and investing in the infrastructure that will further […]