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Every quarter, a new profile will introduce you to the people who helped make a great affordable-housing or economic-development initiative possible. Learn from their experiences through pictures and their own words.

Affordable Housing for Families in Ipswich, Massachusetts
Powder House Village provides affordable housing for families in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Permanent Housing for Homeless Families in Rhode Island
Kingstown Crossings provides permanent housing for formerly homeless families in Kingstown, Rhode Island.

19-21 Columbia Park Provides Affordable Housing for Autistic Adults
The 19-21 Columbia Park initiative in Haverhill, Massachusetts, creates new affordable housing for autistic adults.

Eagle Street Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families
The AHP-funded Eagle Street initiative in Fall River, Massachusetts, creates new affordable housing for homeless families.

Bank Street Initiative Creates new Senior Housing in Downtown Seymour
The AHP-funded 16 Bank Street Apartments in Seymour, Connecticut, restored two downtown buildings to create 12 affordable apartments for seniors and ground-floor commercial space.

Affordable Housing for the Homeless in Boston
The AHP-funded Gatehouse initiative in Boston creates new affordable housing for people recovering from homelessness.

R.I. Initiative Creates Affordable Housing, Preserves Farmland
The AHP-funded Sandywoods Farm initiative in Tiverton, Rhode Island, creates new affordable housing while preserving productive farmland.

Special Needs Housing in Boston
The AHP-funded renovation of Victory House in Boston's South End provides updated housing for 24 very low-income men recovering from substance abuse.

Smart-Growth, Mixed-Use Housing in Somerville
The AHP-funded St. Polycarp Village offers smart-growth living on a former church site in Somerville, Massachusetts.

VNA Senior Living Community
The AHP-funded VNA Senior Living Community in Somerville, Massachusetts, provides 99 one-bedroom, handicapped apartments for residents 50 years of age or older who need assistance with at least two activities of daily living.

A Converted School Provides Family Housing in Maine
The AHP-funded Cousens School Apartments initative converted a vacant elementary school into family housing in Kennebunk, Maine.

A Converted School Provides Accessible Housing in Bridgeport
Olde School Commons provides much-needed affordable housing for handicapped residents in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Building Affordable Homes
In Brunswick, Maine

Effective use of subsidies and other cost-cutting strategies helped the Brunswick Housing Authority build new affordable homes in Brunswick, Maine.

Affordable Housing for Artists
In Downtown Providence

The arts organization AS220 has transformed a historic hotel into housing and work space for artists in downtown Providence.

Purchasing a First Home, Restoring Historic Housing
A homeownership program in New Haven provides homes for first-time buyers while preserving historic neighborhood housing.

Affordable Homeownership
In this multimedia housing profile, learn how two Massachusetts residents were able to purchase a first home with key down-payment assistance from the Bank's Equity Builder Program.

Supported Housing
For Women in Lawrence

The YWCA of Greater Lawrence's Fina House provides supported and permanent housing for women and families in need.

Westfield Lofts Opens
In the third installment of an ongoing profile, residents move into Westfield Lofts, a former mill complex converted into housing in one of Providence's oldest neighborhoods. Take a video tour of the site and read an update from the developer.

Affordable Housing for Laconia
The site of a dilapidated factory building has been transformed into 18 affordable apartments near downtown Laconia, New Hampshire.

From Parking Lots to Housing
As a first step in reviving Portland's Bayside neighborhood, the city collaborated with a private developer to build 33 units of affordable housing on three city-owned parking lots near downtown.

Habitat Rebuilds a Neighborhood
Habitat for Humanity of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has helped revive a deteriorating city neighborhood by replacing vacant lots and abandoned buildings with new homes built by their owners.

NEF Plays a Key Role in Regional Housing
The Homes at Auburndale Yard in Newton and Fairhaven Residential Gardens in Concord are just a few of the Chapter 40B developments funded in Massachusetts by New England Fund advances.

A Second Chance for Veterans
The Berkshire Veterans Residence in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, provides transitional and permanent housing for homeless veterans.

A Fresh Start for Cottage Hospital
In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the birthplace of many area residents sat vacant for years before a city official helped transform it into senior housing.

Reviving Main Street
In Worcester, Massachusetts, a businessman and a community developer saw the potential of turning a vacant turn-of-the-century fraternal hall into housing to help revive an ailing Main Street neighborhood.

Supporting Handicapped Housing
Riverside Community Care of Dedham, Massachusetts, provides housing for the mentally handicapped with help from the Bank's Affordable Housing Program.

Supportive Housing for the Homeless in Massachusetts
South Middlesex Opportunity Council's housing continuum offers a step-by-step approach to overcoming homelessness and substance abuse in Massachusetts.

A Home of Their Own in Maine
Megunticook Estates expands the supply of affordable housing in one of the least affordable communities in Maine. In this final installment of an ongoing profile, see images of the completed development and meet its residents.

Preserving a Village in Vermont
In Arlington, Vermont, two families sold seven historic properties to a nonprofit developer to preserve the town center and create new affordable housing.

Advances Revive Vacant Housing
In Norwich, Connecticut, the Dime Bank is using the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's Community Development advance to help property owners convert vacant buildings into new rental housing.

Inside the Housing Competition
As the 2004 Affordable Housing Development Competition gets underway, hear what last year's participants had to say about their experience.

The Cost of Good Design
See video excerpts from a talk given by architect Deane Evans on the cost of good design in the development of affordable housing.

The Copley House, Morrisville, Vermont
In rural Vermont, a local nonprofit, a provider of mental-health services, and a member pooled their expertise to preserve a valued historic property and create a home for residents with chronic mental illness.

Palace View Apartments, Danbury
Palace View Apartments provides conveniently located senior housing in downtown Danbury, Connecticut.

Churchill Homes, Holyoke
The opening of Churchill Homes in Holyoke is phase one of an ambitious plan to revive a once-ailing urban neighborhood. Hear how this rental development came about and the city's plans for the future.

Ruggles Assisted Living, Boston
A former school now provides much-needed, cost-effective housing for frail elders in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Meet the dedicated people who made this innovative development possible.

The Value of Thinking Creatively
The 2003 Affordable Housing Development Competition is now underway. Learn what last year's participating graduate students, developers, faculty advisers, and judges had to say about the experience.

Greenfield Savings Bank
The Community Development advance is a key source of funding for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Learn how Greenfield Savings Bank has expanded its reach through use of this versatile advance.

Oak Terrace, Boston
Approved in Round Two of the 1992 AHP, the 88-unit Oak Terrace development is a major source of affordable housing in Boston's Chinatown and a valued addition to neighborhood life.

Manufactured Housing Cooperatives, New Hampshire
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's Community Development advance program has been a major source of funding for the conversion of manufactured-housing parks to cooperatives in New Hampshire. Hear the stories of the people who made it possible.

Scattered Site Project, Providence
The Housing Network of Rhode Island's Homeownership Center Scattered Site Project contributed to neighborhood rejuvenation by providing closing-cost and down-payment assistance to 44 new home buyers throughout the state.

Mandela Homes, Boston
The revival of Boston's sprawling Mandela Homes development went a long way toward reviving one of the city's most historic streets and neighborhoods. Visit some of the people who made this remarkable achievement possible.

Bay Head Apartments, Belfast, Maine
The development of Bay Head Apartments brought much-needed affordable rental housing to a coastal community squeezed by rising rents and growing prosperity.

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