POAH Breaks Ground on 168-Unit Affordable Housing Redevelopment in Somerville, Massachusetts

by Taylor Williams

SOMERVILLE, MASS. — The Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) has broken ground on Phase I of Clarendon Hill, a multifamily redevelopment project in the northern Boston suburb of Somerville that will add 168 affordable housing units to the local supply. The entire development, which is located on Powder House Boulevard, will ultimately consist of 591 units. Phase I will feature 41 one-bedroom apartments, 121 two-bedroom residences and six three-bedroom units that will be reserved for residents earning between 30 and 80 percent of the area median income. Bank of America provided construction financing for the project, which is being developed in partnership with the Somerville Community Corp. and the Somerville Housing Authority. Phase I is slated for a fall 2024 completion. Clarendon Hill was originally built in 1948 as a residence for veterans returning from WWII. MassHousing also provided financing to fund renovations and preserve the property’s affordability status.

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