20th year anniversary:

POAH turns 20!
From a small start-up with a powerful idea in 2001, POAH has grown to a robust and mature organization, creating and managing affordable homes for more than 20,000 people. Throughout our history, we have remained mindful of the original mission as we preserved individual properties, pursued complex multi-property transactions, and created new mixed-income, mixed-use developments.
Groundbreakings celebration at two Massachusetts properties
Congressman William R. Keating (MA 9th) joined officials and housing advocates to celebrate the groundbreaking of Brewster Woods, an affordable housing development on Cape Cod and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA 6th) spoke at the kick-off of the renovations of the 281-unit Salem Heights in Salem.


POAH preserves affordability at 240-unit building near future Obama Center

POAH’s acquisition marks an important victory for the coalition of community stakeholders, government and elected officials who have spent the past few years crafting an affordable housing strategy for Woodlawn as development of the Obama Center approaches. Read more
Woodlawn Station wins national award
Woodlawn Station was the last new-construction phase in POAH's Woodlawn Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, a broad effort to rebuild and revitalize the Woodlawn community and encourage re-investment in this South Side neighborhood of Chicago Read about the Edson Tax Credit Award
by Judith Jacobson, POAH Managing Director, General Counsel
Thought Leadership:

Simplifying affordable housing financing
Improved funding processes are critical but there are many other areas related to affordable housing development where some seemingly small fixes would greatly improve the process. 
Residents chart paths to success
They chart their paths to success through Community Impact opportunities offered at their property - job training, financial literacy classes, and personal coaching - dedicating themselves to achieve a personal dream over months or years. Their stories are marked by boundless enthusiasm and an optimism rooted in the belief in their own abilities. We celebrate each of them for the dedication, hard work and commitment to realize their dream.
Marta's Story
Marta lived in a POAH property for five years and the Family Self Sufficiency program offered by POAH Communities and Compass Capital offered her the opportunity to earn and save money. Today, she owns her own home and reflected on the experience: “I’m a single mom with two kids in college. We can do it. If we work hard and focus on what we want, we can do it." Read her story
In 2020, POAH launched the Designing Trauma Resilient Communities Project to reimagine affordable housing property management, resident services and physical design through the lens of community resilience. Learn more about the project here.
OUR MISSION: POAH's mission is to create, preserve and sustain affordable, healthy communities that provide economic security, racial equity and access to opportunity for all.