Boston: 7-11 Cortes Street
The major upgrades to 7–11 Cortes Street in Boston’s Bay Village are underway, with an anticipated completion date of May 2016. Every one of the 40 residents are BHA Priority One placements—all arriving straight from homelessness. These vital places of refuge are being transformed from SROs to studios. Taken down to the studs, these four brownstones will now provide 36 fully furnished homes with new private kitchens and bathrooms in each. In addition, there will be beautifully updated common rooms and shared common kitchens for the other four units that will have private baths and communal kitchen access.
Dorchester: 179 Sydney Street
Renovation has begun on Caritas’ Sydney Street, Dorchester, residence with an anticipated completion this summer. These upgrades will support the 12 extremely low-income residents, who would likely be homeless without their Caritas home. This project will renovate the house entryway and common areas of the three floors, including the kitchens/pantries, bathrooms, hallways and the interiors of the back porches. Though the areas are all functional, these renovations will allow us to raise the level of dignity up to the Caritas standard and ensure long-term functionality.
Cortes Street Renovations