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Sustainability Matters! Nuestra Comunidad, sustainable buildings, and our energy future

Guest blog by Matt Irish

Matt poses with part of Nuestra Comunidad’s 75 kW rooftop solar PV system at Atkins Apartments in Roxbury.
Hi, I’m Matt Irish. Normally, I’m a graduate student at the University of Michigan, but thanks to funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I’m spending my summer here in Roxbury with Nuestra Comunidad as one of 12 EDF Climate Corps Fellows working on energy management projects with affordable housing providers across the country. For 10 weeks, I’m supporting the progress that’s already been made on benchmarking utility usage (in other words, comparing energy use at our housing developments to that of similar properties) and identifying energy investment opportunities across our affordable housing portfolio of more than 600 units. But this effort is about more than drawing in some data and shaving off a few frivolous energy charges. […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Sustainability Matters! Nuestra Comunidad, sustainable buildings, and our energy future

Home Matters! – Emergencies don’t have to be financial disasters; start saving now!

You’re laid off at work. Your car needs a new transmission. Your furnace blows. These are all costly emergencies that can’t usually be anticipated and cannot be avoided once they occur. Without a fund set aside just for such emergencies, they can trigger even greater disasters.

Last year, NeighborWorks America released the findings of its third […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Home Matters! – Emergencies don’t have to be financial disasters; start saving now!

#RoxburyResist – Statement of Solidarity

Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends:

“We the People of the United States,” enshrined in our Constitution a common creed to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Therefore, we the people must all take a stand against statements […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on #RoxburyResist – Statement of Solidarity

Home Matters! – NeighborWorks Matters!

There aren’t many good books about the community development movement.  There’s a new one out, just in time for the holidays, and it features Nuestra Comunidad and our Roxbury neighborhood.  It’s called “NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network” and highlights innovative solutions to affordable housing and community development challenges from the NeighborWorks […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Home Matters! – NeighborWorks Matters!

Home Matters! – Nuestra Comunidad delivers for Roxbury: 35 years and counting

Posted by David Price January 2016

If you weren’t living in Boston back in 1981, it would be hard to imagine what it was like to live in Roxbury.  The 1970s was a decade of tremendous disinvestment along Dudley Street and down Blue Hill Avenue.  Absentee landlords engaged in rampant arson as a way to cash-out […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Home Matters! – Nuestra Comunidad delivers for Roxbury: 35 years and counting

Art Matters: The Roles of Arts and Artists in Redeveloping Roxbury – Gentrifiers or Community Developers?

Posted by David Price /  May 30, 2013

On May 18 of this year, over 1,000 people travelled to an abandoned industrial site in Roxbury’s Dudley Square on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to attend a day-long mural festival sponsored by BartlettEvents.org.   The event was part of Nuestra Comunidad’s strategy to redevelop an 8 acre vacant bus yard […]

By |May 30th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Art Matters: The Roles of Arts and Artists in Redeveloping Roxbury – Gentrifiers or Community Developers?