POAH's mission is to create, preserve and sustain affordable, healthy communities that provide economic security and access to opportunity for all people.
US Senator Bill Nelson (center) joined city officials, POAH leaders, financial partners and Trinity Towers residents. Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed (4th from right) was also at the event.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson joins ribbon cutting at POAH's senior housing in Melbourne, Florida
US Senator Bill Nelson joined local officials, financial partners and residents to cut the ribbon for the completion of $16.2 million in renovations to
Trinity Towers, POAH's affordable senior housing development in Melbourne, FL. Trinity Towers
houses more than 500 seniors and disabled residents. All three buildings required extensive capital improvements. Read more
Trinity Towers South resident Martha Szopinski told a moving personal story to an audience riveted by details that included becoming homeless when her home was destroyed in Hurricane Irma, a health crisis that put her in the emergency room and finally, her "triumph over tragedy" - finding a new home at Trinity Towers. Hear her dramatic story in this
POAH's work in Chicago, Hartford and Framingham, MA recognized with awards
Woodlawn Park, POAH's major redevelopment on the South Side of Chicago has received the 2018 Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Plan Award and Woodlawn Station, POAH's mixed used development within Woodlawn Park, is a finalist in the Affordable Housing Finance magazine Readers' Choice Awards.
Billings Forge (right), an affordable housing complex originally built as a tool factory in 1864 and beautifully restored by POAH last year was recognized by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
POAH's restoration of Tribune Apartments, a senior housing complex in buildings that housed the Framingham Tribune newspaper in the last century, will receive a Preservation Achievement Award.
POAH Vice President of Design and Building Performance
Green Energy certifications could do so much more
There are many choices when labeling your building project as energy and water efficient. Building owners use these labels to market units for rent or sale, to show funders they are committed to green buildings, to satisfy requirements for Low Income Tax Credits (LIHTC), comply with zoning in some locations, or to secure funds through incentive programs. These labels or certifications have real benefits but could do so much more to inform the world of affordable housing.
Middletowne is a 100 unit family complex in the Orange Park community just outside of Jacksonville, Florida. Located in an attractive area of suburban houses, Middletowne offers the amenities of single family home living in an apartment setting.