In 2016, a house on Fifth Street was bequeathed to JAS by its former owner. Just-A-Start had subsidized the purchase of the home and JAS youth program participants assisted with renovations. She wished that the property be donated back to JAS to acknowledge the loan that allowed her to own her own home for decades.
Now, 30 years after the initial purchase, students in the YouthBuild program are working together to refurbish the property so that a new family can enjoy it through the City of Cambridge's first-time affordable home buyer program. JAS is grateful for the opportunity to continue the home's community legacy!