NeighborWorks Housing Solutions Cuts Ribbon on 18 Units of New Permanent Supportive Housing in Quincy


QUINCY, MA–In partnership with the City of Quincy and Mayor Thomas Koch, Curtis Construction, West-Work Architects, and Father Bill’s and MainSpring, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting of their newest development, which will provide 18 units of permanent supportive housing at 54 Winter Street in Quincy. This special needs development will provide homes for individuals who have experienced homelessness.

The property represents a tremendous step forward in providing safe and affordable housing for some of the most vulnerable in the community. This development is only possible through the partnerships of public and private supporters who worked together to create much needed housing stock in the region.

“Many people and organizations came together to make this development happen,” said Robert Corley, CEO of NeighborWorks Housing Solutions. “We’re so proud to be a part of this broad, balanced housing vision for the city of Quincy. This neighborhood has a rich and industrious history, and we are honored to be contributing to its revitalization in this important way.”

Funders for the project include MetroHousing Boston, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, Quincy Community Preservation Committee, Eastern Bank, and MassHousing & Center for Community Recovery Initiatives.

The ribbon-cutting highlighted a number of speakers from public officials to nonprofit leaders. In addition to Mayor Koch, House Speaker Ron Mariano, State Senator John Keenan, Bob Giannino of the United Way, Sherry Zou, housing programs manager for the City of Quincy and member of the South Shore HOME Consortium, and Yongmei Chen of Eastern Bank all attended and spoke at the event.

Emily Rothschild, director of special projects for NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, oversaw this development and commented on the finished project. “This is high quality construction and a state-of-the-art, energy efficient building,” she said. “We are so glad to once again be partnering with Father Bill’s & MainSpring who will help provide the supportive services that these tenants will need. We really are opening doors and changing lives right now for these 18 people.”