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January 11, 2018 - Cardinal, Governor & Mayor to Celebrate Groundbreaking of Affordable Housing

WHAT:   

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston and St. Francis House to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Union, the conversion of the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building into 46 units of housing at 48 Boylston Street in downtown Boston.

The Union will provide permanent affordable rental housing for people of very modest means. Twenty-six units will be for people who are currently experiencing homelessness, and twenty will be for residents with incomes at or below $43,440. The housing is being developed through an innovative partnership between the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston and St. Francis House, two non-profit organizations focused on serving people in need through the provision of housing and critical support services.

WHEN:  
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  
48 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

WHO:  

  • Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
  • The Honorable Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts
  • The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the City of Boston
  • William Francis Galvin, Secretary, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Lisa B. Alberghini, President, Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc.
  • Karen LaFrazia, President & CEO, St. Francis House
  • Miceal Chamberlain, Massachusetts Market President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch