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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Adline Stallings of Mission Main Apartments Honored by Arthur Winn, WinnCompanies, and Others

I've always believed in the importance of nurturing and maintaining the closest possible relationships with the residents of our properties. (I don't call them "tenants" because I find the term dehumanizing.) I’m fortunate to be especially close with Adline Stallings, a leader of the tenant task force for the Mission Main Apartments, a public housing property we manage in Boston.

We surprised Adline on Saturday afternoon by naming a community park in the development in her honor. Working with our partners, Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and, of course, Task Force Co-Chair Willie Pearl, who is Adline’s close friend, we managed to keep things a secret for months until just before the sign was unveiled. 

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