B'nai B'rith Housing

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87-101 Blanchard Road

Project location

87-101 Blanchard Road

Project phase

Community review

About BBH

We are a non-profit housing developer focused on developing and preserving affordable, high-quality rental housing and empowering residents through services and programming. We have assembled a team of local and national leaders and experts responsible for developing this best-in-class project. Together, we will employ best practices in design and development – along with feedback from the community – to shape a successful community project. Read more here!

Our Supportive Housing Model

Our award-winning, service-enriched senior housing allows our growing senior population to age in place. Where once downsizing meant having to leave the community you called home, now seniors in Brighton, Sudbury, Swampscott and West Roxbury have an affordable option. Our service-enriched model is considered the gold standard for senior affordable housing because it meets both the social and service needs of its residents. Read more here!

Our Vision

B'nai B'rith Housing New England, Inc. is transforming the site of a tired 12,000 sq. ft, two-story retail and office building at 87-101 Blanchard Road into a vibrant and innovative 100% affordable senior housing development emphasizing a strong green connection between the site and the neighborhood. The development will include all one-bedroom units. BBH's award-winning, service-enriched housing model creates high-quality, affordable housing where seniors can thrive and participate fully in their community. The Blanchard Road development will feature common space amenities including a meeting room, library, fitness center and offices for a property manager and resident service coordinator. BBH works closely with area senior service agencies to promote wellness, health and educational programs for residents within the building.


October 2023

First Cambridge Community Meeting

November 9, 2023

Second Cambridge Community Meeting

87-101 Blanchard AHO Comm. Mtg #2 Presentation.pdf

January 23, 2024 at 6 pm

First Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

June 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Second Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

The existing two-story retail and office building at 87-101 Blanchard Road in Cambridge. Transformation of the site will include benefits such as added green space and safer pedestrian walkways. For a list of additional benefits, click here.

Acclaimed Service Enriched Housing

BBH's award-winning, service-enriched senior housing allows our growing senior population to age in place by providing on-site Resident Service Coordinators to connect residents with service agencies and wellness programs.

Responds to Needs of Cambridge Seniors

More than 30 percent of Cambridge residents ages 65 and older are in in the lowest income quintile, up from 25 percent of seniors a decade ago. - Cambridge CF

Commitment to Affordability

BBH is committed to maintaining broad and deep affordability in perpetuity. This means continued access to housing for seniors at the lowest income levels.

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