POAH's mission is to create, preserve and sustain
affordable, healthy communities that provide economic
security and access to opportunity for all people.

Fall, 2019

A year after acquiring a portfolio of 900 apartments in Cincinnati, POAH added a 176-unit family development in Blacklick, near Columbus, to its Ohio portfolio.

POAH preserves 176-unit family development in Columbus metro area

POAH has extended its footprint in Ohio with the acquisition of 50 one- and two-story single-family homes and 17 townhouse buildings containing 126 apartments. POAH purchased the property from National Church Residences , the nation's largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and services, which is focusing on those areas.


POAH's redevelopment on the South Side attracts retail tenants
The 15,000 s.f. of commercial space at Woodlawn Station continues to attract retail tenants including Daley’s Restaurant, a neighborhood landmark, Blue Lotus Yoga and a UPS store.

Coming Soon!
Brown Sugar Bakery , leaving only one retail vacancy!

Senator Markey joins celebration for renovations at affordable development near Boston
U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) joined POAH leaders, Bedford Village partners, funders and residents to celebrate the completion of renovations of the 96-unit affordable housing development in Bedford, MA , 14 miles north of Boston, on Aug. 7.

"In a time where our nation faces an unprecedented crisis in affordable housing, Bedford is setting an example for towns across the country,” said Senator Markey.

"You need a village to raise your child, because it's not enough having a great family - you need friends and helpful neighbors," said resident Alejandro Diez. Watch video 40 sec
Family Self Sufficiency Program lifts residents up
Participants have seen their annual earnings increase by an average of $6,000 and have saved an average of $5,000 since joining the program. Portfolio-wide, they have saved close to $600,000 in escrow accounts that will help them pay down payments, reduce personal debt or save for education.

POAH's Boston redevelopment of public housing in Roxbury gets state support
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced that POAH's redevelopment of the former Whittier Street Apartments public housing in Roxbury is one of 28 affordable housing developments that will receive a state grant.

The total housing construction will eventually create more than 500 total units of mixed-income housing, 200 of which are replacement apartments for residents.

POAH's Managing Director of Real Estate Development Rodger Brown , (far right) joined the Governor (back row on left) and other grantees at the announcement.