Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is developing six new units of housing in three buildings on a 17,000 square foot parcel of land in Roslindale. The buildings will be three stories high made up of two townhouse-style units measuring approximately 1400 square feet. Each unit will have a kitchen, bathroom and living room-dining area on the first floor, two bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor and a final bedroom on the third floor.
Located between Bradeen and Fawndale (two short streets off Washington Street), the property is in a working class neighborhood less than a mile from the Forest Hills MBTA station.
Blue Hill Place
Habitat Greater Boston is constructing Phase 5, the last building of our Blue Hill Place neighborhood revitalization project. Phase 5 will have three townhouse-style units with two 4-bedrooms and one 3-bedroom.
This site of the Blue Hill Place project had been a vacant lot since the 1960's, after the buildings here were burned down in riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Fortunately, Habitat was able to acquire the land a few years ago and has completed 4 of the 5 planned buildings, with hopes of stabilizing the neighborhood and strengthening the Dorchester community!
Habitat Greater Boston is renovating two condominium units off of Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. These units are being stripped down to their framing and then rebuilt with new drywall, windows, doors, fixtures, plumbing, electrical, and paint - all with volunteer help!Two additional units have already been completed.
Increasing the efficiency of these units is especially important to us at Habitat, and we will be working to build these homes to be more green than required by today's energy efficiency codes.