This development provides 80 units of safe and affordable housing in Dorchester; 20 of these units are for formerly homeless families and 60 units provide workforce housing for low and moderate-income households. St. Mary’s Center provides on-site supportive services for families transitioning to permanent housing and to all residents of the new development. When the project opened, nearly 3,500 applications were received for the housing, demonstrating the overwhelming need for new affordable apartments in the City of Boston.
Christine Wright, a resident of Uphams Crossing, was a presenter at the November 2015 Home Funders Innovation Competition launch event at the State House. Speaking at the event, Christine shared the story of her struggles with great honesty, putting her brave face forward to show that housing is the foundation on which lives can be turned around.