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March 2022 Resident Newsletter

March 2022 Resident Newsletter

Attention Residents: Resident Services staff are now in office Monday-Friday but are meeting with resident by appointment only! Drop-in hours will resume in March on Wednesdays from 1-3pm. To book an appointment please call 617-787-3874: ext. 202 for Sarah...

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Resident Spotlight: Sayed

Resident Spotlight: Sayed

Sayed has lived with his family at our Hano Homes property for the past three years. Like many residents in our community, the pandemic deeply affected his family and he struggled to understand how to access the support he needed. “I applied for RAFT...

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Homes We Can Afford: Carmen

Homes We Can Afford: Carmen

What’s your relationship to Allston-Brighton? Many years ago (in the 90’s), while attending college at BU, I lived for several years in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood. After graduating I moved to Cambridge and Winthrop with my partner. For the past...

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Homes We Can Afford: Justina

Homes We Can Afford: Justina

If homes are truly “affordable” then the median net worth of Black families in Greater Boston should not be $8. If homes are truly “affordable” then people of color working in Greater Boston should have a livable wage that lifts them out of poverty and...

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Homes We Can Afford: Bailey

Homes We Can Afford: Bailey

What’s your relationship to Allston-Brighton? I have lived in Allston-Brighton since 2006 (I just celebrated 15 years last month!). My experience in Allston-Brighton has also been my experience of becoming an adult because I moved here when I was just 19....

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Homes We Can Afford: Inaara

Homes We Can Afford: Inaara

I lived in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood for three years, mostly during law school. During that time, I worked within the Housing Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services and the COVID Eviction Relief Clinic in partnership with WATCH CDC. Within the legal...

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Homes We Can Afford: Jill

Homes We Can Afford: Jill

What’s your relationship to Allston-Brighton? Resident for 7 years. Pushed out due to rising rent in 2018. How has Allston-Brighton changed over the years? Yes, absolutely. Some of my favorite local shops not have been in Allston forever were no longer...

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Homes We Can Afford: Justin

Homes We Can Afford: Justin

On affordable housing & the climate crisis: Affordability and zero-carbon housing are key aspects to help communities not only adapt to the climate crisis, but thrive in the years ahead.  When homes are affordable, that means that people can live closer to...

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Homes We Can Afford: Maria

Homes We Can Afford: Maria

What does affordable housing mean to you/why is having more homes we can afford important to you?  Affordable housing means that a young couple can start a family in our town without fear that they will not be able to keep up with mortgage payments. Sounds...

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Homes We Can Afford: Sami

Homes We Can Afford: Sami

Photo by: Evan Greenwald What’s your relationship to Allston-Brighton? I moved to Boston for College 10 years ago (yikes) and after two years of campus housing, I moved to Allston. Living here has connected me to so many other artists, lifelong friends,...

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