Patricia Flaherty to receive 2018 Champions of Housing Hall of Fame Award

(This blog post is the third of a series that profile each of the four honorees at the 2018 Champions of Housing event on November 1.)


Currently the Executive Director of Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Patricia Flaherty has more than 30 years of community planning and development experience in Mission Hill. She directed the Parcel 25 Community Planning and Development Initiative that resulted in a $100 million redevelopment plan. The full development of Parcel 25 will result in affordable housing, neighborhood-serving retail, and office space, including the new home of Metro Housing.

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) is a community-based nonprofit housing and economic development organization committed to the revitalization and stabilization of the Mission Hill neighborhood.

MHNHS strives to involve all segments of the community in planning housing and economic development activities designed to preserve Mission Hill’s unique character, improve the standard of living of its lower income residents, and enhance the quality of life for everyone on Mission Hill.  The development and maintenance of stable, decent and affordable housing for low and moderate income people is one of the primary purposes of MHNHS.

In 2016, Mayor Martin Walsh named Patricia one of 31 Extraordinary Women in Boston.  Ms. Flaherty holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College and MA Teacher Certification from Emmanuel College.  She received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wheaton College in May 2013.

Metro Housing is very pleased to honor Patricia Flaherty with the 2018 Champions of Housing Hall of Fame Award. She will receive the award at the Champions of Housing Celebration on November 1, 2018 at John Hancock Financial in the Seaport District. For tickets and sponsorship information, go to

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