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The Center for Social Policy (CSP) is continuing its ongoing evaluation role with HOPE VI, a federally funded program operated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. HOPE VI allows public housing authorities to apply for funding to redevelop severely distressed housing developments. The Old Colony development is currently the most physically distressed site in the Boston Housing Authority’s federal portfolio, with aged systems and infrastructure and high annual energy and water costs. This project began in January 2014.


A partnership between the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston and the Boston Housing Authority.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.