About the Project

The scarcity and need for affordable housing in Cambridge have never been more acute, nor has the need to pursue sustainable, environmentally-friendly building strategies in response to the worsening climate crisis.

The proposed adaptive re-use of the former Sacred Heart Rectory, School and Convent helps to address both of these pressing issues by delivering a significant number of new, perpetually affordable homes in the East Cambridge community through the repurposing an existing structure with a lower embodied carbon footprint.

The plan calls for 46 rental apartments, with housing options for a range of resident incomes. As part of the renovation, we will restore the structures’ historic facades and interiors, ensuring that these longstanding elements of East Cambridge’s historical fabric will be preserved for years to come.

Proposed Unit Counts and Income Levels

The community will be managed by POAH Communities, POAH’s affiliated property management group.

Project information from the City of Cambridge’s Community Development Department can be found here.