Housing

Fenway CDC is well known for our success at providing affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families and individuals. We have, on our own and in partnership with others, developed over 600 affordable homes which housed thousands of residents over the past four decades.

We work to preserve the existing affordable housing in the neighborhood and create new stock of mixed-income housing to meet the increasing needs of low- and moderate-income families and individuals. We plan to achieve this by pursuing new opportunities and collaborating with private developers and our institutional neighbors.

Applying for Housing

Fenway CDC’s properties are managed by independent management company. If you are interested in renting homes that are affordable, please contact:

HallKeen Management, 70 Burbank Street Boston, MA 02115. Telephone: 617-424-6783

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Our Properties

15-25 Hemenway Apartments

Fenway CDC worked with the residents and the Massachusetts Historical Society to preserve these homes and ensure long-term affordability of the 24 apartments. This property provides affordable homes to a range of income groups.

71 Westland Avenue

This 20-unit property has been owned and operated by Fenway CDC since 1986. In 2000, Fenway CDC completed a substantial rehabilitation of the building.

Hemenway House

In March 1990, Fenway CDC acquired and rehabilitated a foreclosed lodging house on Hemenway Street as part of collaborative project that included the Department of Mental Health and the AIDS Action Committee. Two years later, Fenway CDC succeeded in creating “supported housing” for people with chronic mental illness, AIDS/HIV, and other special needs. Hemenway House is home to 13 residents, with on-site staff.

64-70 Burbank

In 1985, 53 units in two five-story buildings at 64-70 Burbank Street were converted to condominiums by Bill Lilly, the self-proclaimed “Condo King.” Lilly sold the majority of the shoe box-size units to absentee owners who sought to make a quick profit on their investment.

With the collapse of the real estate market in the early 1990s, 64-70 Burbank Street became a case study in the pitfalls of absentee-ownership and real estate speculation. In 1992, Fenway CDC rescued this failed condo and the surrounding neighborhood from absentee owners by initiating a four-year legal battle and political campaign to gain control of the buildings.n 1995, Fenway CDC refurbished the buildings into 36 apartments, 31 of which are affordable to low- and moderate-income residents. Reclaiming these buildings has done much to restore the sense of stability to Burbank Street and the surrounding community.

Fenway Apartments

Fenway Views

In 1990, Fenway CDC completed the first construction for housing development since the 1930s at the corner of Kilmarnock and Peterborough Streets.  The building, located at 108 Peterborough Street, included 55 mixed-income units. In 2006, Fenway CDC converted the building to a condominium known as Fenway Views. It has retained ownership of the 22 units, renting them to low-income residents, while selling the 33 market-rate apartments.

West Fenway Apartments

West Fenway

The West Fenway Apartments at 110 Peterborough Street were developed and completed alongside the Fenway Views project. This building is comprised of 48 affordable apartments for elderly and handicapped residents, including the first apartments in the nation set aside for individuals with HIV/AIDS.

Westland Avenue Apartments

Westland Apartments

In 2006, Fenway CDC completed the renovation of Westland Avenue Apartments, 96 units of mixed-income housing in four buildings near Symphony Hall. Fenway CDC purchased the buildings to preserve affordability that was at-risk as federal affordability restrictions were about to lapse.