This project is located with the South End historic district of Boston. Its renovation was subject to review by the Boston Landmarks Commission and was part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s South End Neighborhood Housing Initiative (SENHI). This program was designed to generate affordable housing developed by local non-profit organizations. The building provides shelter to single low-income people, the working poor and employable persons with mental disabilities. The historic town house provides a 7 single-room-occupancy and 4 efficiency units for clients of the MA Department of Mental Health.
The development program included stabilization and comprehensive reconstruction of the five-story structure. Common facilities include a rear yard and deck, a shared kitchen/dining room and lounge facilities for all tenants and shared full baths on each floor.