37th ANNUAL MEETING AND CELEBRATION
Join us to celebrate David Price’s ten years as executive director
5:30 p.m. – October 11, 2018
Bartlett Station, 2565 Washington Street, Roxbury
Tickets: $25; free for members (if reserved in advance); all tickets $25 at the door
Remember Roxbury in 2008?
Here are a few milestones achieved by David and Nuestra Comunidad since then:
Affordable home ownership is back! During the recession, Nuestra renovated and sold fifteen homes left vacant in the foreclosure crisis along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor. In 2018, thirty-eight new homes in Roxbury were sold or under construction. Over 1,000 people graduated from our First Time Home Buyers program and 300 bought a home.
Blue Hill Avenue is thriving! On prominent vacant lots which attracted dumping and drugs, Nuestra built beautiful housing for local families and seniors including Thomas Atkins Apartments and Ellen Jackson Apartments. By putting new homeowners into formerly vacant, foreclosed drug houses, Nuestra won the MetLife Foundation national first place award for effective neighborhood stabilization and community policing along Blue Hill Ave.
Placemaking is creating new business opportunities! The Roxbury Mission 180 community action coalition catalyzed entrepreneurship with small business training for over 100 aspiring business owners and branded Bartlett Station as a mecca for Roxbury’s artists with opportunities leveraged by the arts economy.
Bartlett Station is Boston’s new model for equity and opportunity! From a vacant, contaminated eyesore, Bartlett Station is now a vibrant development now under construction in the heart of Dudley Square, with plans for over 320 homes and apartments (2/3 affordable), healthy retail, local business opportunities, artists’ live-work space and a public arts plaza. Over 60% of construction jobs are filled by workers of color, and over 40% of contracting dollars go to minority-owned businesses.