Expanding Community Opportunities through MWBE Partnerships

Expanding Community Opportunities through MWBE Partnerships

I’m incredibly proud to share that WinnCompanies was recently recognized by MassHousing, the independent agency tasked with financing affordable housing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as the organization’s leading partner for MWBE contracts during the fiscal year that ended June 39, 2018. This is the 17th year we have earned the agency’s top honor.

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Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Young People to Pursue Their Goals

Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Young People to Pursue Their Goals

I honestly don’t know how families can afford to send their children to most colleges today. I worked my way through college and graduate school  back in the 1960s. I was not a great student by any means, but I had an entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic and I just kept moving forward until I got it done. WinnCompanies didn’t become one of the nation’s best developers and one of the largest property managers in my nation because of my degrees, but I would not have started the company if I hadn’t had the benefit of going to school.

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Celebrating the Modernization of Atlantic Gardens and Atlantic Terrace in Washington, D.C.

Celebrating the Modernization of Atlantic Gardens and Atlantic Terrace in Washington, D.C.

We recently celebrated the rehabilitation of Atlantic Apartment Homes in Ward 8 of Washington, D.C.   – nearly 300 family-sized units now with expanded community services, as well as the largest community solar project in the District.

Formerly known as Atlantic Gardens and Atlantic Terrace, Atlantic Apartment Homes is near and dear to my heart. We purchased the property in 1982 and it was WinnCompanies’ first entry into a market that was – and still is – in desperate need of quality affordable housing.  

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Unique 140-unit Workforce Housing Development Wins Support from Massachusetts Gov. Baker

Unique 140-unit Workforce Housing Development Wins Support from Massachusetts Gov. Baker

Boston, MA (April 26, 2017) –  A plan by WinnDevelopment and its nonprofit partner, NeighborWorks Southern Mass for a unique workforce housing community in the City of Quincy has received a boost from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who chose the property as the backdrop for announcing a $1.3 billion housing bond bill to support similar projects throughout the state.

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Vulnerability and Failure

Vulnerability and Failure

In a recent article, "Winning – An Interview with Arthur Winn," in The Huffington Post, one of the questions asked to me was, “What do I worry about?” My response was: failure. Failure has always been one of my biggest fears in life. This is one of the reasons why I have always stayed in the property development business. To many, it may seem risky, but I have always remained backed by core values, which decreases the risk in developing real estate.

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The Evolution of the Public's View of Affordable Housing

The Evolution of the Public's View of Affordable Housing

In cities all across America, governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations are working to create solutions to the affordable housing crisis. Their success greatly depends on the support of the public and surrounding community members. Communication and education is a necessity to the public’s receptiveness of housing development plans.

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Innovative Partnership: WinnCompanies Supports Affordable Housing, Youth Employment, and Technology Access

Innovative Partnership: WinnCompanies Supports Affordable Housing, Youth Employment, and Technology Access

Boston, MA- In 1987, The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) was formed in response to a potential change in ownership that threatened the affordability of more than 1500 residents living in a 500-unit, low-income housing complex known as The Castle Square Apartments, located in Boston’s South End. Facing challenging political obstacles, CSTO, in partnership with WinnCompanies, organized a decade-long campaign that ultimate secured the affordability and longevity of resident’s homes. In 2010, CSTO and its resident controlled Board became a majority owner and WinnCompanies, the minority owners, of Castle Square Apartments.

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WinnCompanies Honored for Leading Massachusetts in Investing in Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

WinnCompanies Honored for Leading Massachusetts in Investing in Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

For the 16th consecutive year, WinnResidential, the property management arm of WinnCompanies, has been recognized as the leader in partnering with minority and women-owned businesses by MassHousing, the independent agency responsible for providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts.

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