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Visit from HUD Secretary Julian Castro to highlight the success of HOME funding in our property, Putnam Green!


From left: City of Newton Mayor Setti Warren, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, City of Cambridge Mayor Dahid Maher.


On Friday, Aug. 14th 2015, we had the pleasure of hosting a visit from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro for a series of events focused on expanding affordable housing opportunities and support of HOME funding.

Secretary Castro visited our property, Putnam Green, a sustainable affordable rental development. Putnam Green is a 40 unit development that has been transformed from a vacant lab building into healthy, sustainable, affordable housing.
The Secretary was joined by Cambridge Mayor David Maher and Newton Mayor Setti Warren. We are thankful for their visit, and support of creating affordable housing opportunities for all.


37 Deserving Students from the city of Cambridge awarded Scholarships through HRI's Scholarship Program

Congratulations to all of our amazing scholars! This year we received 37 scholarship applications and presented awards ranging from $1,500 to $4000, totaling in $137,500 of scholarship dollars to our applicants. Scholarship recipients were present at our annual National Night Out event on August 4th, at Riverside Press Park where awards were presented by HRI staff, Cambridge Vice Mayor Dennis Benzan.


Vice-Mayor Dennis Benzan addressing crowd at National Night Out, Cambridge MA


Watch a PSA about the Home Improvement Program, featured on CCTV! More

Read about HRI’s continuing commitment to Green Development. More


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Since 1982, HRI has been closely affiliated with Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services. CNAHS is a separate and independent nonprofit housing organization that focuses on creating new and maintaining existing affordable rental housing. This goal is accomplished by developing new housing and by providing below market rate loans to multi-family housing owners who are willing to keep their units affordable.

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