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Statement on Recent Events

Statement on Recent Events

Our hearts are heavy for the families and communities reeling from the recent murders of eight people in Atlanta and the increase in hate and violence that Asian and Pacific Islander individuals are facing around the country. Racism, xenophobia, and gender-based hatred and violence must be stopped. More than 50 years ago, IBA’s founders came together to fight bac...

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Community Organizations’ Role in the Equitable Facilitation of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Community Organizations’ Role in the Equitable Facilitation of COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 has shed light on and expanded many longstanding disparities in our society, as low-income individuals and communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. As public health officials work to priori...

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85 West Newton Construction Update

85 West Newton Construction Update

In 2021, major progress is being made on construction at 85 West Newton Street, the future home of IBA’s new multipurpose community arts center. Read on to learn more. What progress is being made at 85 West Newton Street? Removal of the old Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, to make way for a functional and safe community center, has been completed. ...

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Federal Housing Policy under the Biden Administration

Federal Housing Policy under the Biden Administration

Long before the COVID-19 public health crisis, there was a need for more safe and secure housing that was affordable and accessible to individuals and families across the country. Now, as the Biden-Harris Administration settles into the White House amid a pandemic that has disproportionally impacted low-income communities, this need has grown both more urgent and more challenging to address, as...

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LAS VERDADES DE LA VACUNA CONTRA EL COVID-19

LAS VERDADES DE LA VACUNA CONTRA EL COVID-19

Las vacunas para prevenir el COVID-19 son quizás la forma más eficaz para acabar con esta pandemia. Pero también sabemos que cada vez que se autoriza el uso de emergencia de alguna vacuna contra el COVID-19, se escuchan historias por todos lados lo cual puede crear muchas preguntas acerca de la seguridad de las vacunas. A continuación ponemos a tu disposición informa...

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VILLA VICTORIA IS PARADISE FOR ME

VILLA VICTORIA IS PARADISE FOR ME

Our Resident Services Program was created more than 50 years ago with the goal of helping people, not only with housing, but also assisting them with other challenges such as language translation, legal advocacy, and securing access to fresh food and health services. Don Hector Ruíz is one of the many residents of Villa Victoria and he kindly opened the doors of his home to chat with ...

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HOW OUR RESIDENT SERVICES TEAM REACHES IBA’S COMMUNITY

HOW OUR RESIDENT SERVICES TEAM REACHES IBA’S COMMUNITY

The Resident Services Program addresses the needs of Villa Victoria’s Residents by providing a variety of services including: Assistance to maintain stable housingHelp maintaining their government benefitsReferrals for services and programs to meet basic needsConnections to other IBA programs But how do our dedicated Resident Se...

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Update on IBA’s West Newton Rutland Project

Update on IBA’s West Newton Rutland Project

Affordable housing is at the core of what we do here at IBA. We recently talked with Mayra I. Negrón-Roche, IBA’s Chief Operating Officer, for a progress update on IBA’s West Newton and Rutland Streets Rehabilitation project. What is the West Newton and Rutland Streets Project? In 2015, IBA was selected by Boston Housing Authority as the designated ...

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Colorism

Colorism

Youth are the future of our communities, therefore we are committed to giving them the opportunities they need to grow and become the leaders of tomorrow. Our Youth Development Program gives them the necessary support and tools to initiate a change and speak their minds in a proactive way. This series of editorial pieces featured in the next couple of weeks, are the result of mont...

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Our Planet Deserves A Future

Our Planet Deserves A Future

Youth are the future of our communities, therefore we are committed to giving them the opportunities they need to grow and become the leaders of tomorrow. Our Youth Development Program gives them the necessary support and tools to initiate a change and speak their minds in a proactive way. This series of editorial pieces featured in the next couple of weeks, are the result of mont...

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Racist Voting System

Racist Voting System

Youth are the future of our communities, therefore we are committed to giving them the opportunities they need to grow and become the leaders of tomorrow. Our Youth Development Program gives them the necessary support and tools to initiate a change and speak their minds in a proactive way. This series of editorial pieces featured in the next couple of weeks, are the result of mont...

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Getting Men Under Control

Getting Men Under Control

Youth are the future of our communities, therefore we are committed to giving them the opportunities they need to grow and become the leaders of tomorrow. Our Youth Development Program gives them the necessary support and tools to initiate a change and speak their minds in a proactive way. This series of editorial pieces featured in the next couple of weeks, are the result of mont...

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Am I Next?

Am I Next?

Youth are the future of our communities, therefore we are committed to giving them the opportunities they need to grow and become the leaders of tomorrow. Our Youth Development Program gives them the necessary support and tools to initiate a change and speak their minds in a proactive way. This series of editorial pieces featured in the next couple of weeks,...

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Prioritizing Resident Wellness in Times of Crisis

Prioritizing Resident Wellness in Times of Crisis

The past year brought about a pandemic, financial crisis, social unrest and many other hardships for individuals and families across the United States. These challenges are not yet behind us: experts predict that the early months of 2021 will be among the deadliest since the pandemic began, making the continued support of the health and wellness of our residents essential. At IBA, the ...

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APOYÁNDO EL CRECIMIENTO DE OTROS

APOYÁNDO EL CRECIMIENTO DE OTROS

Brindar seguridad financiera a los residentes de Villa Victoria es uno de los objetivos del Programa de Empoderamiento Universitario y Financiero (CaFe), que brinda a las familias de bajos ingresos las herramientas y el conocimiento que necesitan para administrar sus finanzas, comprender su crédito y generar ahorros. Gracias a nuestro nuevo Coordinador de Empoderamiento Financiero ...

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