North End

Public Housing Complex in Boston's North End to Receive Major Renovations

A total of $1.75 million in federal funding was announced at a press conference Monday morning

New funding to renovate a public housing building in Boston's North End neighborhood was announced Monday morning.

Mayor Michelle Wu, Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Stephen Lynch were among the officials who made the announcement during a news conference at the Ausonia Homes building, which is located on Fulton Street and was originally built back in 1900.



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"This building really needs some love," said Kate Bennett, Boston Housing Authority administrator.

A total of $1.75 million in federal funding was secured to help the Boston Housing Authority move forward with major renovations and upgrades at Ausonia, including modern heating systems, and better air quality and insulation, according to a news release from the city.

"We're here to celebrate the leadership of our federal delegation in partnership with state and local leaders so we could prioritize getting some really important changes made for our residents," Wu said.

Of the $1.75 million in funding, $750,000 will be used to update and modernize the facility, with the remaining $1 million going toward health and climate improvements, which Wu said will add up to "safer, healthier, more affordable housing."

"We know the climate crisis is not on our doorsteps, it is in our homes," Markey said. "Our shelters must be sheltered from the storm. We need bold partnerships, decisive action across all levels of government to meet the challenge. This is a perfect example of what Mayor Wu is doing to mak esure that in all aspects of climate, that she is building it into every part of this city."

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