Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership recognizes the work of several of our fantastic New Lease property owners for their collaboration in providing safe, stable homes for families. Congratulations to Beacon Communities LLC, Winncompanies, Preservation of Affordable Housing, The Community Builders, Peabody Properties, Inc., Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp, and Urban Edge.
Last week, Last week, New Lease had the honor of spending the day with Ben Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multifamily Housing and his team from HUD. We shared best practices through a lens of assisting communities across the nation to replicate our approach to reducing homelessness. Many of our partners were present for various discussions throughout the day. Rich conversations brought to light New Lease’s successes, challenges, and growth strategies as we continue to forge our way. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Today a property manager reached out to us to express her enthusiasm for participating in the New Lease program.
“Today we moved in another New Lease family. She was very happy with the unit; it was so emotional she cried. I am honored to work with such a great program that helps families out of homelessness. This makes my job totally worthwhile.” – Participating New Lease Property Manager
Affordable Housing Owners- find out how you can join the movement to reduce family homelessness in Massachusetts!http://www.newleasehousing.org/property-owners-join-us/
Irian let New Lease join as she opened the door to her new home for the first time! We were honored to be present for such a momentous occasion. Irian and over 100 other homeless families have lifted themselves out of homelessness into safe, affordable homes through New Lease. Thank you to everyone who works with us to accomplish our mission of reducing family homelessness in Massachusetts.
New Lease is honored to win the Program Excellence Award from the National Council of State Housing Agencies and for inviting us to participate on the Special Needs Housing Panel of the Conference. We thank the NCSHA for recognizing our work, and MassHousing for being an amazing partner in our initiative.
In December 2013 New Lease was honored to meet with HUD’s former Secretary, Sean Donovan, about the creation of our program, click here for coverage of the event.
New Lease was featured as one of Bay State Apartment Owners’ Cover stories!
Click here and scroll to page 13 for the full story!http://issuu.com/thewarrengroup/docs/bsao_2q2014/7?e=2444669%2F8223949
New Lease is working with partners in the greater Framingham area to begin pairing homeless families to affordable homes. Our current affordable housing owners have dedicated properties in the Metro-West area, and New Lease has trained SMOC on our model. We look forward to opening up the Metro-West region and reducing family homelessness with our new partners!
Yesterday New Lease participated in a Housing/Homelessness forum to address needs of homeless families in the greater Holyoke area. Thank you Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center for facilitating important dialogue with a variety of key players.