Welcome to Charlesview, Inc.!
Charlesview, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to building community in Allston-Brighton for more than 40 years. Our achievements began with the development of Charlesview Apartments in Allston in 1969 and more recently include the creation of the new Charlesview Residences along Western Avenue in Brighton, Massachusetts.
We invite you to learn more about us, to find out about rental and homeownership opportunities at the new Charlesview Residences and to see what’s happening at our exciting new Charlesview Community Center.
Building on tradition and finding new ways to pursue our mission.
In 1969 five congregations joined together to found Charlesview, Inc. and build Charlesview Apartments to provide quality affordable housing and preserve a close-knit community. Today, three of the congregations – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Community United Methodist Church and Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe – still actively manage Charlesview, Inc., working to preserve and strengthen the Allston-Brighton community. The new Charlesview Residences and the Community Center will bring many new ways to pursue our mission.
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The purpose of this fund is to assist nonprofit organizations in Allston-Brighton who have been negatively financially impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic. These organizations make up the fabric of the Allston-Brighton community and prior to the pandemic restrictions provided essential basic and life-enriching services that include health and wellness, childcare and enrichment, arts, and education.
The fund has been created by the Charlesview, Inc. Board of Directors (“CVI”) to serve as an emergency measure to help organizations continue to function during the COVID-19 restrictions or when they begin to reopen as restrictions are revised by our local and state governments. This fund is a one-time only emergency allocation by CVI that will cease to exist once the allocated funds have been dispersed.
Funds may be used for general organizational operating expenses including contributing to maintaining paid employees. Funds may not be used for any capitol expenses including the purchase of any office equipment. Applicants may request a grant of up to $10,000.
Eligible organizations must deliver their services and programs primarily in the Allston-Brighton community. Priority will be given to organizations who are addressing basic and critical needs of individuals and families in Allston-Brighton and who have not received other emergency funds. If the organization has received funds, please explain how the addition of CVI funds would be used to meet a critical need in the community.
Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed in the order they are received until the fund is exhausted. See the application link here. Charlesview COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Application
Applicants may be contacted by Charlesview, Inc. for further information or clarification.
For questions please contact CVI’s Executive Director, Jo-Ann Barbour at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 978-973-7830.
Upon receipt of the application, Charlesview, Inc. will review the form and in its sole judgement respond with its determination of a grant award. All decisions will be final. Charlesview, Inc. will make every attempt to provide its determination within seven days of its receipt of the completed application.
Post funding, all grantees will be required to submit a brief report on how the funds were expended.
Christmas came early to the children at Charlesview when our wonderful State, City and Community Representatives dropped of bags of toys from their annual toy drive. Thank you Representative Mike Moran, Representative Kevin Honan, Office of Neighborhood Services Warren O’Reily, Anabelle Gomes from the BAIA and their elves, Craig, Tim, Daniel and Oscar. We appreciate you and all you do for the Allston/Brighton Community.
Charlesview, Inc. recently awarded its third year of grant awards to local non-profits. The awards were presented earlier this month by Board Member Etta Anderson to Commonwheels Bicycle Collective, Community Rowing, Inc. Family Nurturing Centers of Massachusetts, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Oak Square YMCA, West End House Boys and Girls Club, Gardner Pilot Academy and Saint Columbkille Partnership School.
Charlesview Wins 2015 Urban Land Institute Jack Kemp Award for Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing
BOSTON October 9, 2015 — The Charlesview Residences and The Town Homes at Brighton Mills in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Mass., were selected as recipients of the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The award—announced Wednesday Oct. 7 —honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes.
ULI established the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award in 2008, naming it in memory of Jack Kemp, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ULI Twerlinger Center national advisory board member. The award is given annually to affordable and workforce housing developments that represent outstanding achievements in several areas, including affordability, innovative financing and building technologies, proximity to employment centers and transportation hubs, quality of design, involvement of public/private partnerships, and replicability of the development, among other criteria.
State Representative Honan stops by Community Center to encourage hard work and training to improve job prospects for homeless families.
On June 9th, State Representative Kevin Honan (co-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing) stopped by Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s KEYS workshop at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center at Charlesview Residences in Brighton to meet attendees and encourage them in their hard work. The workshop for homeless families placed in hotels in the Allston-Brighton area was held by Jewish Vocational Services to give participants the skills and training they need to improve their job prospects and increase their incomes.