POAH's mission is to create, preserve and sustain
affordable, healthy communities that provide economic
security and access to opportunity for all people.

Summer 2020
Scholar House participant
Scholar House program opens at
Alice May Easton Place in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Scholar House program celebrated its grand opening at Alice May Easton Place, a new 44-unit affordable apartment building in Cincinnati that will be co-owned by POAH and nonprofit Cincinnati Union Bethel. The Scholar House program is a transitional learning-living program that supports low-income single parents to complete a post-secondary degree and improve their work prospects.
Alice May Easton Place is named in honor of the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati (in1897)

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POAH named Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever

POAH has been named a Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever with a 20 percent reduction in energy use portfolio-wide. The DOE program is supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage cost-effective and proven strategies to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s buildings, plants, and homes.

POAH expands in Chicago with acquisitions in Uptown, Bridgeport
The Uptown properties provide 192 affordable apartments in 11 buildings for individuals and families and the Archer Avenue Senior Residences in Bridgeport provide 55-apartments for seniors. Both the Bridgeport and Uptown acquisitions will ensure that these properties remain affordable long into the future despite significant gentrification pressures in both neighborhoods.

Garden Terrace I and II, Hebronville Mill
POAH has acquired 227 affordable apartments spread over 8 buildings and two campuses in southeastern Massachusetts, near the Rhode Island border. read more
Brad Blake, POAH VP Information Technology
Thought Leadership:

COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Inequities in High-Speed Internet Access
by Brad Blake, POAH Vice President Information Technology

The harsh reality is that many of our fellow citizens do not have access to the Internet that so many of us enjoy. As a society, we should all agree that Internet access needs to be considered a standard utility that everyone should have access to. read Brad's article
Community Impact
Our report issued earlier this year details how POAH Community Impact Coordinators assisted residents in the areas of stable housing, health, community engagement, youth programs and employment. It contains some great resident success stories! read the report
We're moving!
As of Aug 17, POAH and POAH Communities' corporate office address will be 2 Oliver Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02109. Please change your records to reflect this.