In November 2017, Metro Housing|Boston relocated our office to a new location directly across the street from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA station. Moving to the heart of Roxbury offers great opportunities, including being in close proximity to more than half of the families we serve, and networking with current and potential partners who are already hard at work revitalizing the area. One example is The American City Coalition (TACC), a nonprofit working to revitalize neighborhoods like Roxbury so that urban families can flourish there. TACC’s founder, Joseph E. Corcoran, immediately recognized the value that MBHP would bring to the community.
“We were very impressed with Metro Housing|Boston’s track record of connecting people with low incomes with financial resources,” said Corcoran. “It’s wonderful that Metro Housing|Boston will be moving to one of the areas that needs its help the most.”
Corcoran is eager to facilitate bringing Metro Housing|Boston’s services into Roxbury. He recently made a personal commitment through the Joseph E. and Rosemarie Corcoran Family Charitable Foundation toward the building of Metro Housing|Boston’s new home.
“When it comes to alleviating poverty, housing is imperative,” says Corcoran. “Housing and jobs are without question the most important thing.” Corcoran’s contribution will be instrumental in Metro Housing|Boston’s efforts to connect residents with the housing help they need, as it helped fund our improved Housing Consumer Education Center, which offers private consultation areas, computer and phone kiosks, and resources to assist anyone in Metro Housing|Boston’s region with housing-related questions and crises.
“Our motivation is to help Roxbury become a viable community,” says Corcoran, “And Metro Housing|Boston will be a great asset to the people who need what you deliver so well.”