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