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Mayor Walsh and the Mission Hill Community celebrate the grand opening of the Maria Sánchez House


Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, the Sánchez family, local elected officials and Mission Hill residents celebrated the opening of the Maria Sánchez House, which will offer 40-units of affordable rental housing for seniors. The $156 million development is located adjacent to the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station, in the heart of the Mission Hill commercial district.

All the units are one-bedroom and rented to individuals age 62 or older earning at or below 50 percent of area median income. Most residents earn at or below 30 AMI.

The building has two elevators for accessibility, central air conditioning, two on-site laundry facilities, a large community space on the ground floor for programming, a deck with views of the city and a rear courtyard. Construction of the Maria Sánchez House generated approximately 45 construction jobs.

The city contributed more than $2.8 million, including using Housing Creation Linkage funding from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development provided $6.2 million in Section 202 capital funding and $400,000 in grant funding. The state put in more than $2.8 million. Land was donated by Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development.

The house is named after Representative Jeffrey Sánchez’s mother.

“This is the result of many years of hard work and many partners,” said Representative Jeffrey Sánchez. “Naming this for my mother honors her work and commitment to the Mission Hill community she loves with all her heart, but also represents all those community members who dedicated years to creating a vision for Roxbury Crossing that is now being realized,” said Rep. Sánchez.