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

February, 2019
The oldest restaurant in Chicago, Daley's is an iconic and beloved establishment.
The excitement is building in Woodlawn as Jewel-Osco prepares for a March 7 ribbon cutting at its long-awaited supermarket at 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue and Chicago's iconic Daley's Restaurant gets ready to reopen in POAH's mixed-use building at 63rd and Cottage Grove.

Jewell Osco will open a 48,000 s.f. supermarket in Woodlawn in March
Capital Magnet Fund

POAH has been awarded a $4 million Capital Magnet Fund grant to support residential and commercial development in large neighborhood revitalizations. 

The Fund helps low-income families and economically distressed communities by attracting investment for affordable housing and related economic development. 

POAH is one of the few affordable housing developers to receive a Capital Magnet Fund grant in multiple years
Georgia Murray takes the helm;
Twelve-year member elected chair
of POAH board at February meeting
Earlier this month, Georgia Murray started serving as the second chair of the POAH of Directors since the organization's founding. She has served on the board for 12 years and brings deep experience in the affordable housing and finance fields. In an interview, we asked her how POAH has evolved over the years and what it needs to do to continue its growth. We also asked what she sees as the organizational priorities for the future and her governance approach for the board. 

Thought Leadership:

SJC Homeowner's Rehab Case Has Significant Implications for Tax Credit Developers, Syndicators
The case centered on the nonprofit's right to purchase 808 Memorial Drive in Cambridge at a discounted price.
Three former and current POAH staff break down a Massachusetts SJC decision on the right of first refusal for tax credit developers in   an article in this winter's Massachusetts Bar Association journal.

How Family Self-Sufficiency Can Empower Your Tenants
an interview with POAH Communities Community Impact Director Julianna Stuart
"For the past three years, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH), a Boston-based, nonprofit affordable housing developer and property owner, has improved the lives of its tenants through a federal program called Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)."

Tax Credit Advisor interviewed Community Impact Director Julianna Stuart to learn more about FSS, how it was implemented, who its key partners are and why other property owners should embrace it.

Property Videos
Temple Landing is a 173-unit housing community in New Bedford, Massachusetts, named after anti-slavery activist Lewis Temple.

Watch and share the video: www.vimeo.com/poah/templelanding
The Blackstone Apartments is an affordable senior housing community in the West End of Boston, one of the most desirable and expensive real estate markets in the country.

Watch and share the video: www.vimeo.com/poah/blackstone