POAH opens mixed-use development with veterans housing and retail

On September 22, POAH and development partner Develop Detroit were joined by city officials, partners and community members to cut the ribbon on The Freelon Sugar Hill, one of the final projects to be designed by famed architect Phil Freelon, who led the design team for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
POAH President/CEO Aaron Gornstein was one of the speakers at the event. Read more
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POAH breaks ground on the first building in Barry Farm redevelopment
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (center) joined POAH, local elected officials, partners and residents of the former Barry Farm housing Sept 26 to break ground on The Asberry, a mixed-use building with 108 units of affordable rental senior housing and approximately 5,000 s.f. of commercial space. The Asberry will be the first building in a development that will create 900 units of affordable and for-sale housing, retail spaces, a park and a community/ cultural center.

POAH Managing Director, Real Estate Development Rodger Brown (first on left) wields a shovel at the groundbreaking.

Mayor Wu announces executive order to streamline approval of affordable housing

“This new executive order will make an enormous difference in expediting new affordable housing proposals, enhancing coordination among key city agencies, and reducing overall costs."
-POAH President/CEO Aaron Gornstein
Apartment building named for Chicago affordable housing advocate wins award

POAH's Mattie Butler Apartments, honoring this local affordable housing advocate for her decades of stewardship and activism in Chicago's South Side, has won a 2022 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award 

Read about the award here
Ms. Butler (center) attended the dedication of the Mattie Butler Apartments earlier this year.
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