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About Charlesview, Inc.
Charlesview, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the well-being of individuals and families and to promoting the diversity and vibrancy of the Allston-Brighton community. We do this by providing healthy, affordable homes; offering programs designed to enrich, educate and inspire; and engaging in innovative philanthropy.
We are deeply rooted in the Allston-Brighton community.
Charlesview, Inc. was formed in 1969 by a consortium of religious organizations to provide quality housing and preserve a close-knit Allston-Brighton neighborhood amid tensions over urban renewal. Five congregations joined together to build an affordable housing development at Barry’s Corner named Charlesview Apartments. Today a vibrant new residential community has been created to continue the tradition of this proud neighborhood.
Three of the founding congregations – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Community United Methodist Church and Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe still actively manage Charlesview, Inc., under the leadership of its board of directors and executive director. Working together and with the community, Charleview, Inc. is replacing the apartments with Charlesview Residences – a new 340-unit, mixed-income housing and commercial complex at Brighton Mills that includes the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, a resource for the whole community. The first phase of the development – 240 units of rental apartments and the new community center – are nearly complete and families from the Charlesview Apartments are settling into their new homes.
Our mission: enrich, educate, inspire.
Charlesview, Inc.’s mission is to is to advance the well-being of individuals and families and to promote the diversity and vibrancy of the Allston-Brighton community. We do this by providing healthy, affordable homes; offering programs designed to enrich, educate and inspire; and engaging in innovative philanthropy. Now, with the new residences, a new community center, new and many new partnerships, we have the resources to expand our mission in response to the needs of our community.