Residents Begin Move Into Walker Park Apartments

February 26, 2019


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Residents Begin Move Into Walker Park Apartments

Urban Edge Begins Move In for 49 New Units of Affordable Housing in Roxbury

Boston, Mass. (February 26, 2019) – Urban Edge Housing Corporation is announcing that residents have begun to move into Walker Park Apartments, new affordable housing that the community development corporation is building in Roxbury.  The non-profit has built 49 units across two buildings in the Egleston Square neighborhood of Roxbury, and residents have begun the move into the first building.  The project cost $18 million to build.

“It is gratifying to see residents move into Walker Park Apartments, which is named for a legendary resident and important community activist, Delphine Walker,” said Marty Jones, Urban Edge’s interim Chief Executive Officer.  “We are proud to lead the way in reinvestment in this neighborhood and to work with our partners to redevelop under-utilized parcels in ways that benefit the community.”

When totally complete, Walker Park Apartments will feature 49 new transit-oriented apartments across two buildings located close to the MBTA and bus routes. All of the new apartments will be rented to individuals who are earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), with 11 of the families earning 30 percent of AMI or below.  The development will include 13 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom and 8 three-bedroom family units, elevators for accessibility, on-site laundry facilities, and a pocket park, Delphine’s Courtyard, along Columbus Avenue.

The total cost of the project was $18 million. Bank of America, the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC), the Commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and the City of Boston all provided financing support for the project renovations.  NEI General Contracting acted as the general contractor for the project.

“Delphine Walker invested her heart and soul into this neighborhood. To this day, people remember the importance of Hands Around Egleston to this community,” said Jones.  “We’re so pleased to have the opportunity to honor Delphine and her family by providing quality new units of affordable housing.  In doing so, we feel we are able to carry on her legacy.”

About Urban Edge

For45 years, Urban Edge has offered a range of innovative programs that help low and moderate income families in and around Boston become economically resilient, establish homeownership, and access needed community resources. Throughout its history, the organization has developed nearly 1,500 units of affordable housing, making it one of Boston’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. Most recently, the agency has been a prime mover in the redevelopment of the Jackson Square neighborhood, creating new affordable housing and commercial space along eight acres of land that border Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. For more information on Urban Edge, visit


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