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Colony Plaza in Excelsior Springs, MO is POAH's first property to earn the DOE - EPA Energy Star Certification via Portfolio Manager

POAH Communities launches Family Self Sufficiency program at four pilot sites to promote economic mobility and financial security.

Melpet Farm designed to be more efficient than base code energy standards.

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Preservation of Affordable Housing preserves and stewards affordable rental housing to provide stability, hope and economic security to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. POAH owns and operates 8,700 affordable homes at more than 76 properties in nine states and the District of Columbia. see our
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Fall, 2015

One of the most gratifying parts of my job is to help celebrate the start or completion of affordable housing developments. I have had the good fortune to attend five of the six ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings held at our properties over the past five months - from Chicago to Connecticut to Cape Cod, MA. Each has been unique in its setting, reflecting the geography and culture of its community. But one thing they all shared in common was the great sense of hope and excitement among our residents, supporters, investors, public officials and staff.

We look forward to meeting the ever-expanding numbers of affordable housing supporters in this country who have partnered with us to create and preserve more than 8,700 apartments in 9 states and the District of Columbia.

Aaron Gornstein
President and CEO   

U.S. Rep. Keating helps cut ribbon 
at Cape Cod affordable housing

Vietnam veteran will be first resident at Melpet Farm Residences

Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA 9th) joined local officials, supporters and POAH's development partner, Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod, to cut the ribbon at Melpet Farm Residences in Dennis, MA on Cape Cod - one of the most popular resort areas in the country.
Julie Klump, Maria Plati POAH
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Central Annex/Union Court, Pittsfield, MA

POAH completes renovations at Western Mass. Affordable Apartments 
Two historic buildings serve Pittsfield's low-income seniors and residents with disabilities.

celebration photos
courtesy of Deborah Addis

Meet Shavelle, owner of Spirited Shears Salon - one of the first businesses to set up shop at renovated Union Court

POAH opens its first senior building in Chicago
Residents, neighbors, partners, community leaders and officials gathered  to celebrate the grand opening of The Burnham at Woodlawn Park which houses 65 new apartments for seniors and the disabled and the regional offices of POAH Communities and the 

photos  Gordon Waleck, LISC Chicago
POAH acquires 154 affordable apartments in Cambridge, MA
Just a few miles from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Briston Arms has been serving as affordable housing in the City of Cambridge since 1973.
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POAH and POAH Communities staff joined 300 guests at the  Billings Forge Community Works 7th Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner which supports the work of this impactful nonprofit.
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