Photo of smiling family of 3 at a property in New Bedford Massachusetts
The core of our work is peoples’ lives. When given access and opportunity, our residents show us again and again the power of this investment.



At POAH Communities, we believe that access to affordable, safe and healthy housing is a right; but, it is only one part of the answer in taking on the barriers to opportunity. We have found the best way to have a positive impact for individuals and families across our portfolio is by working with our communities in finding solutions. We take a holistic approach to the work of Community Impact by engaging our staff, residents and neighborhood partners in creating strategies towards shared goals across our outcome areas.

Impactful Infographic which describes our impact areas of housing, community engagement, health, education, employment and financial security
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We support and engage resident opportunities and forge strong and sustainable partnerships to achieve community goals.
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We are working to make our communities more than just a home. They can become strong, vibrant places of engagement, innovation and prosperity.
POAH Banner Image of senior residents enjoying a zumba class