Last year, tenants at Concord House suggested turning their newly issued vouchers into Project Based Vouchers to keep their building genuinely affordable for low-income people in the future. Over the course of the past several months, MAHT lobbied in Washington DC to get an amendment passed that would allow a "retroactive RAD conversion" to preserve the building as Section 8 housing.
Recently, tenants began the process to do just that! Each tenant will have the opportunity to chose if they want to convert their voucher to a Project Based Voucher, and this week tenants met with Boston Housing Authority and the building owner to discuss that logistical process. Converting to Project Based Vouchers will allow future low-income tenants to live in this incredibly important building in the heart of Boston's South End and further racial and socio-economic diversity in the neighborhood!