Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative, Inc. Receives Dept. of Neighborhood Development Funding for Columbia/Uphams Corner Rehabilitation Project
Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative, Inc. (AHSC; www.ahscinc.org), a nonprofit organization that owns and develops affordable rental communities, has received $886,000 from Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to renovate and redevelop property at 392 and 614 Columbia Road/Uphams Corner in Dorchester.
As a result of this commitment from the City of Boston, AHSC will now move forward with an application to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development for state resources necessary to rehabilitate and preserve affordable housing units at the property, which Boston city officials have determined is a benefit to the Upham’s Corner community.
Located in the northern section of the Dorchester neighborhood of the city of Boston, Upham’s Corner, which is anchored by the historic Strand Theatre at 543 Columbia Road, is an architecturally and historically significant commercial district. As such, AHSC can apply for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit through the Massachusetts Historical Commission for the development project.
“We are thankful for the city’s support and commitment to reposition and preserve affordable housing for families in Uphams Corner,” said Michael Mattos, president and executive director of Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative, Inc. “We look forward to taking the next steps to fully finance this important project for existing and future residents.”