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Homeless Set-Aside

Homeless Housing Set-Aside
Policy Statement

DND requires rental housing developments with ten (10) units or greater to include a minimum set-aside of ten percent (10%) of the rental housing units for homeless families and/or individuals with an income no greater than thirty percent (30%) of the Area Median Income adjusted for household size (the "Set-Aside Units").

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Shown below are examples of the City of Boston Set-Aside developments:

Trinity Terrace

Trinity Terrace Cooperative
6 Family Units with 18 bedrooms for the homeless
Mayor Thomas M. Menino cut the ribbon to open Trinity Terrace on October 18, 2004.  This new construction and rehab project created 62 units of affordable rental housing with 6 units set aside for homeless families, a management office, community center and retail commercial space.  This project turned 22 vacant city-owned parcels of land into a vibrant new community.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners.

Amory Terrace

Amory Residences
6 Family Units with 15 bedrooms for the homeless
Amory Residences, completed in January of 2004 boasts 64 units of affordable rental housing with 6 units set-aside for homeless families.  Amory Residences is a cluster of 3 buildings located on one acre of land in the Jackson Square neighborhood of Boston.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners.

Harvard Commons

Harvard Commons Cooperative
5 Family Units with 14 bedrooms for the homeless
This 45 unit development by Cruz Development Corp. features single family homes in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston bordering such city treasures as the Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park.  5 of the homes have been designated for homeless families who could only dream of one day having a place of their own.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners.

Dudley Village

Dudley Village
6 Family Units for the homeless – Scheduled to open in September of 2008

The Dudley Village project which will be completed in multiple phases by the Dorchester Bay Ecomic Development Corporation will feature retail space, a management office, a computer center and 50 units of affordable housing when complete.  6 units overall in the project have been designated for homeless families.  The project is being built on 5 parcels of land, part of which was formerly owned by the City of Boston and management by the Department of Neighborhood Development.  Total cost of the project is $17 million and funding is a collaborative effort between City, State and Private Partners.
The Carruth

The Carruth
6 Individual Units – Scheduled to open in June 2008
Adjacent to the MBTA’s (Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority) Ashmont Red Line Subway station in Dorchester, The Carruth sits on 37,000 square feet and features the new construction of 116 units of mixed income housing of which 6 units are set aside for homeless individuals and 10,000 square feet of neighborhood retail shops.  The 6 story Carruth will feature retail shops on the first floor and 5 floors of housing.  74 affordable rental units will occupy floors 2-4 with 42 market-rate condos on the top 2 floors.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners.

Columbia West

Columbia West
10 Individual Units for the homeless
Columbia West in the Uphams Corner section of Boston features 46 affordable apartments with 10 units set aside for homeless individuals who are client’s of the MA Dept. of Mental Retardation (DMR) and receive supportive services from DMR.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners.

One Lenox

One Lenox
3 Individual units for the homeless, 2 of which are marked for the chronically homeless.

On June 28, 2006 Charlotte Golar Richie, Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development, and Mark Winkeller, Executive Director of Caritas Communities, cut the ribbon to open One Lenox.  One Lenox features 26 SRO (single room occupancy) units in Lower Roxbury that have been made affordable for individuals at or below 60% of the AMI with 3 set-aside specifically for the homeless 2 of which will go to chronically homeless individuals.  The project is a new construction of a 4 story building with retail space on the first floor that was built on a previously vacant lot in the City.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners. 
Carleton House

Carleton House
5 Individual units for the homeless

Opened in October of 2005, Carleton House is the first phase of a renovation project that transformed a derelict site into 128 units of housing with supportive services for low-income individuals, families, seniors and people with mental illness.  5 of these units are set aside for the homeless.  The project included the restoration of a historic site in the City of Boston that is being considered for inclusion in the Federal Register of Historic Places.  Carleton House features modern apartments with elevator service, central air-conditioning, laundry room and trash compacting and carpeted and pre-wired apartments.  Funding for this project was a collaborative effort between the City, State and Private partners. 

 







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