Is Making Rent Every Month a Challenge? Tips for Avoiding Crises

  Americans are more likely to rent their homes than at any time in the past 50 years. Nearly half of these individuals and families are spending a third or more of their incomes on rent (and more than one in four of those spend more than half—meaning they are “severely cost-burdened”). Combined, those facts […]


Four Tips to Help You Manage the Home Buying Process

Tips to help you manage the homebuying process Home buying season is hitting high gear, and below are tips to help you make the best homeownership choice in 2018: strengthen your credit, shop wisely for a mortgage, choose the right house and negotiate the best price.   Check your credit score before looking for a […]

pedestrian safety towards School Street

Making Pedestrian Safety A Priority

New crosswalks in Egleston Square make pedestrian safety a priority. The initiative, spearheaded by the city’s Vision Zero team in collaboration with the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Urban Edge resident leaders, Egleston Square Main Street, and Walk Boston, among others.  Vision Zero Boston is tasked with eliminating fatal and serious traffic crashes in the city by […]


Urban Edge Partners with New Burger Shack MOOYAH

  Nothing quite beats a tasty, high-quality burger and shake. Well, except when that burger is directly giving back to your community, not just your stomach. This weekend, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes and Urban Edge are providing that unique combination in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. The new burger shack, located next to the Jackson […]


Helen’s Success Story: Avoiding Foreclosure, with Help from Urban Edge

Boston resident Helen had lived in her single-family home in Roslindale with her husband and son for 15 years. Her husband owned their home and had been self-employed for over a decade. However, Helen suffered two major financial hardships within just a few years that threatened her ability to stay in her home: The family’s […]