MetLife Awards Grants Recognizing Excellence in Affordable Senior Housing

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) recently received a MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing for its work with the Julia Martin House in Jamaica Plain, Mass., after demonstrating outstanding leadership, innovation, effectiveness and quality operations and services in the affordable senior housing realm.

JPNDC, along with three other winners, will receive an unrestricted grant of $50,000 and will also be recognized at the LeadingAge conference in Washington, D.C. this fall.

“We are pleased to recognize the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation as one of the recipients of the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence,” said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation, in a statement. “It is through groups like this that communities are able to provide seniors with effective and supportive housing as they age. We thank Enterprise for being our partner in recognizing and uplifting these efforts.”

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JPNDC was developed in partnership with the Bromley-Health Tenant Management Corporation and has provided quality affordable senior housing through the Julia Martin House since 2006, integrating housing and comprehensive support services that allows residents to age in place.

The MetLife affordable housing award has been honoring nonprofit organizations involved in low-income senior housing since 1996; since then, the program has supported more than 40 organizations and thousands of low-income seniors.

This year’s other winners are: B’nai B’rith for its work with the Covenant House based in Brighton, Mass.; Ingleside Homes, Inc. in Wilmington, Del. for its work with Ingleside Retirement Apartments; and PEP Housing in Petaluma, Calif., for its work with Casa Grande Senior Apartments.

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Written by Alyssa Gerace