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William Apgar rejoins POAH Board of Directors

William Apgar was HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing and is a Senior Scholar at Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a Boston-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and steward affordable rental housing to provide stability, hope and economic security to low- and moderate-income individuals and families.  POAH owns and operates close to 8,000 affordable homes at 63 properties in nine states and the District of Columbia. see our Web site 


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 Fall, 2012

Amy Anthony



Thank you to all who sent congratulations following the release of POAH's ten year anniversary report. We've included a link to the report in this issue in case you haven't seen it.


While we celebrate the start of our second decade, our attention turns now to the next four years and our immediate concern is the "fiscal cliff" facing the country at the end of the year - the potential combination of huge tax cuts and reduced revenues with deep automatic cuts in spending on government programs. Read our policy notes for more information.


The times call for creativity and innovation and POAH is responding accordingly. This issue includes a story about how one POAH property is leveraging community and volunteer services to fill the gap between the services our residents need and the funding available for those programs.  You can also read about POAH's construction of a wastewater treatment plant at an upper Cape Cod development that will protect a nearby environmentally-sensitive watershed area.


The coming years will present great challenges but POAH looks forward to continuing our mission with the same commitment and energy of our first decade.



Amy Anthony, President

HUD Assistant Secretary Visits Woodlawn Center South

 Sandra Henriquez visits Woodlawn Center South        

Sandra B. Henriquez, HUD's Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (second from right) visits Woodlawn Center South to learn more about POAH's implementation of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative.


from left to right: Andrew Spofford of POAH; Antonio Riley, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator; D'Ann Conley and Karen Rhodes from Preservation Housing Management; Assistant Secretary Henriquez; Andy Mooney, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Housing and Economic Development


for more information about POAH's work on the Choice initiative, see our web page

POAH's builds wastewater treament plant at Cape Cod housing


Less than a mile from the Bourne Bridge at the gateway of Cape Cod, the Clay Pond Cove development includes its own wastewater treatment plant which will serve the Canal Bluffs residential community and the abutting retail shopping center. The plant will protect the environmentally-sensitive Phinney Harbor watershed area. read more

Community Volunteers and Agencies Contribute Hundreds of Services Annually at Three RI Complexes


Accelerating demographics and budgetary constraints at the federal, state and local levels inspired the team at POAH's Narragansett, RI properties to think creatively about how to strategically leverage community services. It has resulted in a pool of volunteers from agencies that have given a year's worth of services to residents in these apartments. read more

Photo: Greg Beck, Chairman of the Inez Sprague Foundation with Preservation Housing Management Senior Property Manager Jeanne Donnelly Taylor

Serving Adults Who Are Aging in Place

Mary Lou Walker Seitz
PHM Resident Coordinator Mary Lou Walker Seitz


A collaboration between a state funded home care agency and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is helping seniors at Blackstone Apartments which is located right next to the hospital.


The program is designed to enhance the health and well-being of older adults to help them to live independently and to remain in their homes through education, socialization, and coordination of their healthcare. Resident Services Coordinator Mary Lou Walker Seitz talked about the program at the 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium & Mental Health America Annual Conference. read more

Resident Success Stories: Rhode Island

 Joyce Bullock

Joyce Bullock credits housing's computer lab for her education achievements

Joyce Bullock began using the computer room at Hillcrest Village, one of POAH's three properties in Providence, Rhode Island, to work on computer skills and do homework to earn her high school diploma. Today, with the diploma under her belt, she's enrolled at the University of Rhode Island, and has given back in volunteer time to the program that helped her. 

read her story

read Joyce's poem in Women's Perspectives magazine



Student Wins Art Contest  in Drug Free Kid Calendar ContestDion Price for Second Year in a Row

Hillside Village Property Manager Ana Serrano presents a Certificate of Achievement from Preservation Housing Management to 8th grader and Hillside resident Dion Price, one of three national winners in the National Affordable Housing Management Association Drug Free Kid Calendar Contest.  The three New England award winners' artwork will be featured in the 2013 Calendar and they were honored at the Association's Annual Conference in October.

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