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POAH President Amy Anthony inducted into Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

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POAH Honors Visionaries of Affordable Housing

POAH honored these visionaries in the affordable housing arena at POAH's 10th Year Anniversary Reception in Chicago, Oct. 26, 2011:


SAHF President William Kelly, Jr.;


Chicago Multifamily Hub Director for HUD Edward Hinsberger; and


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 


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Conference Summary: How Housing Matters

Jo-Ann Barbour, POAH Manager of Resident Services

A day-long conference in early November was sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Building Museum.


Hundreds of researchers, advocates and practitioners were presented with new inter-disciplinary research and case studies that show the impressive social and financial impacts of quality housing on health, education and economic opportunities. read more


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About POAH


Preservation of Affordable Housing, based in Boston, is a mission-driven, entrepreneurial nonprofit committed to preserving affordable housing throughout the United States. Significant elements of America's affordable housing inventory are at-risk due to mismanagement, neglect, financial misfortune or the threat of conversion to market rents.

POAH acquires, preserves and stewards these resources with creative financial restructurings, physical rehabilitation or redevelopment and long-term management. POAH owns 6,790 apartments in nine states and the District of Columbia, serving the working poor, families, individuals and seniors. see our Web site



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Happy Holidays!

It's been a busy year here at POAH, with many things to celebrate!  We marked POAH's Tenth Anniversary in September, which is an opportunity to reflect on our growth as an organization with steadfast commitment to the mission of creating affordable housing for low income seniors and families.  We were also thrilled when HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan came to Chicago to announce that POAH and partner City of Chicago would receive the first ever HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives Grant. You can read more about this below as well as a summary of an important conference on housing and quality of life issue and the lessons we've learned from solar energy installations at our properties.

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POAH celebrates Tenth Year Anniversary

Close to 200 partners, friends, affordable housing advocates and colleagues attended POAH's Tenth Year Anniversary celebration. The event marked POAH's growth from a small and enthusiastic start-up to a mature and sophisticated organization that has rescued and restored close to 7,000 affordable housing units in nine states and the District of Columbia. read Amy Anthony's retrospective look at POAH's ten years in affordable housing

read about the visionaries in affordable housing   

top:Carol Galante, acting Federal Housing Administration commissioner and assistant secretary for housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development was the keynote speaker at the POAH Anniversary reception at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sept. 26.

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 middle: POAH Board tours Woodlawn Center South as part of the anniversary festivities

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bottom: POAH Board Chair Herbert Morse and President Amy Anthony received awards of appreciation from PHM President Lee Felgar at the PHM/POAH anniversary conference in Boston Nov. 9

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photos: M Plati, POAH

Woodlawn Park in Chicago receives first ever HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant

HUD Secretary announces Choice awardHUD Secretary Shaun Donovan came to Woodlawn Center South in Chicago to announce that POAH and partner City of Chicago would receive a $30.5 million Choice Neighborhood Initiative Grant at a ribbon cutting Aug. 31. POAH President Amy Anthony welcomed Donovan and Congressman Bobby Rush, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, US Senator Dick Durbin, Grove Parc residents, community members and supporters  read more


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National Journal article:The latest effort to revive Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood will test Obama's urban strategy

HUD blog: HUD Announces First-Ever Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

Photo: M Plati, POAH


Analysis: What the Choice Grant means to poor communities


Andrew Spofford, POAH Director of Policy


A recent article in the National Journal by well-regarded public affairs correspondent Ronald Brownstein describes the Woodlawn Choice initiative in the context of the Obama administration's urban strategy on the one hand, and the community's history of distress on the other. He concludes with a cautionary note: "Why," Brownstein asks, "should we expect the Choice initiative to succeed when past attempts at neighborhood renewal have not?" read more 

Portfolio News

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick headlined the ribbon cutting at Temple Landing, a 173-unit affordable housing communitPortfolio Newsy in New Bedford, Massachusetts on Oct. 28 read more 

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middle photo: Mayor Susan Kay helped cut the ribbon at Torrey Woods in Weymouth, Massachusetts read more  

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bottom photo: TD Bank through the TD Charitable Foundation awarded POAH a $100,000 grant for greening efforts at Salem Fairweather Apartments in Salem, Massachusetts

read the TD press release 


Mercy Loan Fund and POAH partner to preserve affordable senior housing in Connecticut

Mercy Housingread the press release 

photos: M Plati, POAH

green energyAnalysis: Converting Sunshine into Money:

POAH's greening efforts


Toby Ast


Toby Ast, POAH Manager of Energy Initiatives



At POAH our primary focus is on energy efficiency but we also try to take advantage of opportunities to install renewable energy systems whenever possible.  To date we have installed several systems that use solar energy, both for electric generation and domestic hot water heating.  Those projects have helped to inform our approach to using solar energy at portfolio properties and I'd like to share some of the lessons we've learned. read the article


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Salem Fairweather Apartments
Bridle Path Apartments 

Sugar River Mills Apartments


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