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Current DND Affordable Green Housing Projects

Highlights of Funded Projects

The development community has shown strong interest in the Department of Neighborhood Development’s (DND) efforts to increase the use of sustainable energy and construction strategies in affordable housing projects.
In response to the launch of its Green Affordable Housing Program in Spring 2007, DND received 14 applications, with a total request of $5,649,495, for integrating green design, energy efficiency, healthy homes techniques, and renewable energy into affordable housing developments.
DND ultimately selected 6 projects for green funding. Profiles of each of the funded developments are included below.

Blessed Sacrament (Developer: Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation)
1460 Dorchester Avenue (Developer: Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. - Viet-AID)
Mount. Pleasant Home (Developer: Mount Pleasant Home)
Guild Row (Developer: Madison Park CDC)
Franklin Hill: (Developer: Trinity Financial)
Residential Single-Family Pilot


Blessed Sacrament development

Blessed Sacrament (Developer: Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation)
Located in Jamaica Plain, the Blessed Sacrament project will include a 14 kW photovoltaic array (PV) sited on an existing building that is part of a larger green campus project. It will result in 6 units of rental housing.


1460 Dorchester Avenue

1460 Dorchester Avenue (Developer: Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. - Viet-AID)
Located in Dorchester, this 43 unit, mixed demolition and new construction rental development will install a 40 kW PV array on a cool roof in order to simultaneously address building electricity load, cooling requirements, and Boston’s heat island effect. Electricity produced by the solar panels will directly benefit low income tenants, with excess electricity supplying the building’s common load.


Mt Pleasant Home

Mount Pleasant Home (Developer: Mount Pleasant Home)
Located in Jamaica Plain, this 60 unit elderly rental development combines an existing building renovation with a substantial new green addition. The 2 buildings will be linked by an atrium that will provide natural stack ventilation for the overall structure. A 40 kW PV array and a solar hot water system will reduce operating expenses.


Guild Row homeownership development

Guild Row (Developer: Madison Park CDC)
Located in Roxbury, this 37 unit mixed income homeownership development will include a 20.6 kW PV array. It will complement the high performing building envelope and aggressive energy efficiency and indoor air quality agenda planned for this new construction project.


Franklin Hill: (Developer: Trinity Financial)
Located in Roxbury, Franklin Hill Phase 1A is the 1st phase in the revitalization of the Franklin Hill public housing development. This 90 unit development includes a 28 kW PV array. The development includes a range of energy efficiency and green building features, such as high efficiency boilers, building envelop enhancements, Energy Star windows and appliances.


Residential Single-Family Pilot
This project, located in Roxbury, is intended as a demonstration of green building and healthy homes strategies for single-family homes and could serve as a template for similar DND homeownership projects in the future. The project will host a 1.5 kilowatt PV system when completed..

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