B’nai B’rith Housing, joined by city and state officials, today officially opened its 1208 Parkway complex of 60 income-restricted apartments off Baker Street in West Roxbury - with its entrance on VFW Parkway.
Some 45 of the apartments will be rented to people making no more than 60% of the Boston area median income - and some will be dedicated to people transitioning out of homelessness - with the other 15 rented to people making no more than 90% of that level.
Officials say it's the first large-scale set of affordable apartments built since 2013 in West Roxbury, where currently 10% of all housing is income restricted, compared to 19% citywide - and where 38% of total housing units are apartments, compared to 65% across the city.
The project started off as a developer's plans for a 60-unit for-profit condo complex, but he sold his building rights in 2019 to B'Nai B'rith Housing - which used financing and tax credits from city, state and federal programs to help build the new apartments.
Photos from the ribbon cutting by Mayor Wu's office.