Dorchester complex would house at-risk seniors


Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
September 29, 2016

home-sweetA Boston nonprofit focused on the elimination of homelessness among the elderly is proposing an affordable housing complex for at-risk senior citizens in Dorchester.

Hearth Inc. wants to build Hearth at Four Corners, a new 54-unit building with 50 one-bedroom units and two studios at 16 Ronald St., a long-vacant site plagued with illegal dumping and loitering, according to plans filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The project cost for the four-story building is an estimated $17.6 million.

Hearth currently operates 188 units of supportive housing in seven buildings in Boston’s Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and South End neighborhoods and Brookline.

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