Shut out: What buyers of color need to close the homeownership gap

By Jim Morrison | Correspondent | December 8, 2020 After going through a difficult divorce in 2017, Niva Cruz and her three teenagers were forced to move out of their Boston home. “I struggled to find an affordable apartment in the city where I raised my children,’’ Cruz said. She eventually found a two-bedroom apartment — 45 minutes...


Urban Edge Begins Construction on Holtzer Park

62 New Units of Affordable Housing To Be Built in Jamaica Plain With the Support of Funders     Holtzer Park Under Construction   Holtzer Park Rendering Boston, Mass. (December 3, 2020) – Urban Edge is announcing today that construction has begun on Holtzer Park, a 62-unit affordable housing development near Jackson Square in Jamaica Plain. ...


First BPDA meeting on Mildred Hailey Development

By Richard Heath|Boston Bulletin Staff Reporter| November 19, 2020   The first of what will undoubtedly be a series of Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Article 80large project review meetings was held virtually on Nov. 5 attended by 61 callers.  Introduced by BPDA project man-ager Dana Whiteside, The Community Builders (TCB) project...


Women of Courage and Conviction Awards honor volunteerism

Mayor Yvonne Spicer of Framingham is one of five women who will be honored for volunteerism and community service on Saturday by the Greater Boston Section of the National Council of Negro Women.BARRY CHIN A doctor, a mayor, and a community activist are among five women who will be honored for their volunteerism and service by the local chapter of...


Building Our Way Out of Poverty – Urban Edge Urges Support of Pine Street Inn Supportive Housing Development

By Emilio Dorcely | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Oct 11, 2020 | We all know the statistics. Boston, for all of its overall wealth, still has a staggeringly high poverty rate – nearly 20 percent of people living in the city of Boston are poor, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That rate is not equally distributed across race and ethnicity,...