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Roxbury artists plan new public plaza at Bartlett Station

Read about the public plaza planning process in the Bay State Banner (click here)
Nuestra Comunidad and Windale Developers are excited to announce the launch of a community planning process aimed at designing a new public plaza at the Bartlett Station development in Dudley Square, co-owned by Windale and Nuestra.   We want to hear from you […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Roxbury artists plan new public plaza at Bartlett Station

Home Matters! – Three ways supermarkets can drive community development 

Posted by David Price January 29, 2018
Nuestra Comunidad recently hosted a community meeting in Roxbury to introduce the Good Food Markets supermarket to neighbors.  Based in Washington, D.C, Good Food Markets plans to open at Nuestra and Windale Developers’ Bartlett Station in Dudley Square.  Neighbors peppered the supermarket team with questions about food selection, quality, […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Home Matters! – Three ways supermarkets can drive community development 

Eight tips to manage your 2017 taxes

A national poll from NeighborWorks America found nearly half of the taxpayers across the country expect to use their 2017 tax refund to strengthen their financial situation by either paying off debt or saving for the future. Financial capability counselors from Nuestra Comunidad are ready to help you make the best decision possible when it […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Eight tips to manage your 2017 taxes

Community Gardens Matter: El Jardin de la Amistad

The Trustees of Reservations’ investment in Nuestra Comunidad’s El Jardin de la Amistad has brought much needed water service to the 11,000 square foot community garden located on Dudley Street in Roxbury. Alongside resident leaders, the planning phase for the project, including engineering and permitting of a dedicated service for the property, began in 2016.

The […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Community Gardens Matter: El Jardin de la Amistad

Community Policing Matters: Congratulations Marie Miller!

Marie Miller: Restoring trust between police and community

Boston Police Officer Marie Miller is the winner of the NeighborWorks America Dorothy Richardson Award
Original post on NeighborWorks America

Marie Miller became a police officer by accident. But what a fortunate accident it was.

“It was my girlfriend who wanted to join the police force, not me,” recalls Miller, who […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Community Policing Matters: Congratulations Marie Miller!

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