In a location once known for seafood-oriented fine dining, there will soon be new affordable housing and non-profit office and programming space geared towards supporting individuals with intellectual and mental health disabilities.

On August 18th at 10AM, ACTION-Housing in partnership with Jewish Residential Services (JRS) held an official groundbreaking ceremony at 2615 Murray Avenue to celebrate the creation of new affordable housing and a new office/programming space for JRS.  Speakers included Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack, U.S. Congressman Michael Doyle, State Senator Jay Costa, State Representative Dan Frankel, and City Councilman Corey O’Connor as well as a number of other stakeholders.

The project, located at 2615 Murray Avenue on the former site of the Poli’s restaurant, will include a six-story building.  The first two stories will have office and programming space for Jewish Residential Services and the upper four floors will have 33 one and two bedroom units of affordable housing, half with a preference for people with intellectual and mental health disabilities.  All units will be affordable to households making 60% of Area Median Income or less ($34,200 for a household of two people).  Across the street at the former Poli’s parking lot, there will be a two story parking garage with 23 spaces and bicycle parking.