Boston’s Public Housing Goes Private: Why The City Is Teaming Up With Developers

October 08, 2019 by Miranda Suarez Emilia Perez moved to the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston in the ’90s, and she looked forward to a possible revamp of the property. “I was happy every time people would say, ‘Oh, they be doing the new buildings,’” she says. That redevelopment — the demolition and […]


Walker Park Apartments Ribbon-cutting

Urban Edge is proud to announce that we had a successful ribbon-cutting ceremony for our Walker Park Apartments on Monday, September 16. Walker Park Apartments are located in the Egleston Square neighborhood of Roxbury. Residents will have access to nearby parks, shopping, public transportation and the Egleston Square Library. The development is named for longtime […]


Two Affordable Housing Proposals Underway for JP

Two Affordable Housing Proposals Underway for JP by Lauren Bennett • August 24, 2019 • JP Gazzette   The Housing & Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) met on August 20 to discuss two housing proposals for the neighborhood, one at 3368 Washington St., and one at 1595-1599 Columbus Ave. 3368 Washington Street At 3368 […]


Funding Announcement for Holtzer Park

We are thrilled to share the news that Urban Edge’s Holtzer Park project has received a funding award from DHCD! The announcement was held in Swampscott last Thursday, July 18. Holtzer Park, located at 137 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain, will provide 62 units of new construction rental housing affordable to households earning up to […]