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Why Data Matters

Decisions being made now will have a legacy beyond our lifetimes. They will affect the economy, jobs, and taxes. They should reflect who we aspire to be, yet they are being made in a continuing, historic context of exclusionary housing policies and zoning. And they are often made by people whose life experience has been very different than the people on those long [affordable housing] waiting lists.

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What Does Community Character Mean Anyway?

Discussions about community character are caught between history, who we are now, and the future. Communities that cannot accept change and who won’t meet an unknowable future head on will struggle and stagnate, as the not-too-distant past demonstrates. Attempts to freeze time created this mess in the first place. Exclusionary zoning helped create this housing environment where children can’t find a place to live where they grew up while teachers, police and firemen can’t afford the towns they serve.

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We Are Not Who We Used To Be

Our policies are designed for who we used to be rather than who we are and who we are becoming.  Accepting who we really are, how we live and work, and the trends shaping the Commonwealth’s future is a prerequisite to sustaining our economy.

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The Problem with Housing

Everyone agrees we have a housing problem. There isn’t enough, it costs too much, and limited supply is hurting the recruiting and retention of the talent that drives our economy.  Housing problems impact almost every community in the Commonwealth, every household type, and every socio-economic class.

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The HOU Resident Services team at Harbor Point, its community partners, and the Harbor Point residents celebrated Juneteenth with a day packed with fun, music, food, and prizes. 

Special shoutout to the HOU Resident Services team for collaborating with Harbor Point community partners, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center.
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The HOU Resident Services team at Harbor Point, its community partners, and the Harbor Point residents celebrated Juneteenth with a day packed with fun, music, food, and prizes.

Special shoutout to the HOU Resident Services team for collaborating with Harbor Point community partners, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center.
#residentservies #communityengagement
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Housing Opportunities Unlimited celebrates Juneteenth and recognizes the special day as a tribute to enslaved Black Americans. 

HOU honors Black Texans as Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom over two months after the Civil War had ended and more than two years after Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation declared them free.

Housing Opportunities Unlimited celebrates Juneteenth and recognizes the special day as a tribute to enslaved Black Americans.

HOU honors Black Texans as Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom over two months after the Civil War had ended and more than two years after Abraham Lincoln`s Emancipation Proclamation declared them free.
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Housing Opportunities Unlimited was joined by one of its partners, Toro Construction Services, at the New York City Public Housing Preservation Trust's Rebuilding New York City's Public Housing Industry event.

Toro Construction Services is a New York-based independent MWBE firm providing logistical services for large-scale construction projects, currently serving as a Section 3 subcontractor on NYPA NYCHA Design Build Energy Efficiency projects. 

Photo (l-r) HOU Resident Relocation Coordinator Hongyu Gao, Senior Relocation Coordinator Walkiris Rosado, Toro Builds Founder and CEO Patricia Toro, Toro Admin Assistant Larissa Green, HOU Project Manager Rodney Baptiste

Housing Opportunities Unlimited was joined by one of its partners, Toro Construction Services, at the New York City Public Housing Preservation Trust`s Rebuilding New York City`s Public Housing Industry event.

Toro Construction Services is a New York-based independent MWBE firm providing logistical services for large-scale construction projects, currently serving as a Section 3 subcontractor on NYPA NYCHA Design Build Energy Efficiency projects.

Photo (l-r) HOU Resident Relocation Coordinator Hongyu Gao, Senior Relocation Coordinator Walkiris Rosado, Toro Builds Founder and CEO Patricia Toro, Toro Admin Assistant Larissa Green, HOU Project Manager Rodney Baptiste
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Housing Opportunities Unlimited attended the Rebuilding New York City's Public Housing Industry Event this week. 

Special shoutout to HOU Project Manager Caitlin Coleman for sharing HOU's resident relocation and resident engagement and services with the over 600 event attendees.

Photo (l-r) Resident Relocation Coordinator Hongyu Gao, Senior Relocation Coordinator Walkiris Rosado, Project Manager Caitlin Coleman, and Project Manager Rodney Baptiste.

Housing Opportunities Unlimited attended the Rebuilding New York City`s Public Housing Industry Event this week.

Special shoutout to HOU Project Manager Caitlin Coleman for sharing HOU`s resident relocation and resident engagement and services with the over 600 event attendees.

Photo (l-r) Resident Relocation Coordinator Hongyu Gao, Senior Relocation Coordinator Walkiris Rosado, Project Manager Caitlin Coleman, and Project Manager Rodney Baptiste.
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Housing Opportunities Unlimited's resident services and community engagement staff from our Harbor Point (Boston), Oak Hill (Pittsburgh), and Fulton Elliott-Chelsea (NY) sites attended the 26th Annual New England Resident Service Coordinators (#NERSC) Conference. The staff enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun activities!

Housing Opportunities Unlimited`s resident services and community engagement staff from our Harbor Point (Boston), Oak Hill (Pittsburgh), and Fulton Elliott-Chelsea (NY) sites attended the 26th Annual New England Resident Service Coordinators (#NERSC) Conference. The staff enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun activities! ...