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Affordable Housing

Rebuilding a Home for those Who Need it Most

In our constant efforts to improve the lives of our community, we unveiled the new & improved Residencia Betances with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the property last Wednesday. The ceremony marked more than just the completion of renovations to the building, it celebrated the improvements that will help us …

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Affordable Housing

IBA CEO Speaks at Affordable Housing Panel in Boston

Recently, our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was a panelist at Bisnow Boston’s Affordable Housing Conference. Vanessa and fellow panelists Karen LaFrazia, St. Francis House Executive Director, Paul Donahue, RED Capital Managing Director, and moderator Jeff Sacks, Partner at Nixon Peabody, discussed the state of the affordable housing market in Boston and …

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Villa Victoria Study Featured on Mayor Walsh’s Reading List

As part of his Imagine Boston 2030 initiative, Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently released a recommended reading list designed to, according to the press release, offer “residents the opportunity to learn more about the background on some of the history and concepts that are helping to inform conversations about the …

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Affordable HousingEditorial

Our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is Awarded as a Woman of FIRE

This past Friday, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was honored as one of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Boston. The award recognizes women who have made a lasting impact on the financial, insurance and real estate industries. Vanessa joined 13 other esteemed women, who are mentors, philanthropists, leaders and innovators, who have devoted their …

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Affordable Housing

Boston Should Pass the Community Preservation Act 

A statement from our CEO: In the affordable housing sector, one of the most important measures people are watching right now is the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Mayor Marty Walsh unequivocally threw his support behind the CPA in a well-attended press conference in City Hall Plaza on April 27, 2016.  It …

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Affordable Housing

Up Next for 2016: Renovating Residencia Betances

It’s been a busy 2016 so far for IBA. In addition to launching the West Newton/Rutland Streets revitalization project, we are thrilled to announce that we have officially closed financing on another renovation project, this time at Residencia Betances. Residencia Betances has been a part of the IBA family for …

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Affordable Housing

IBA Moves Forward in 2016

As we continue into the New Year, we’re excited to see some of the progress being made, both here at IBA and more broadly in Boston to preserve affordable housing. First, we are thrilled to have been selected by the Boston Housing Authority to revitalize the West Newton/Rutland Streets project …

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Affordable Housing

LEGIT.Yoga: Making Inner Peace Accesible

For centuries people have been using yoga as a means to relaxation and finding inner peace. This exercise, with its extreme focus on breathing and taking control of your body, has a calming quality that can sometimes be hard to find elsewhere. Theresa Okokon knew this, and she also knew …

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Affordable Housing

Helping Boston Get 53,000 New Housing Units

Last year, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh set an ambitious goal for housing in the City of Boston. His initiative, Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 set a goal of adding 53,000 new units in 16 years. The plan laid out specific benchmarks for a variety of housing types, including …

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