In 1968, a group of predominately Puerto Rican community activists stared down Boston’s urban renewal bulldozers and organized to gain control over the development of their neighborhood. Forming IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, these activists developed Villa Victoria, in the South End, a community accomplishment that is considered to be a seminal moment in the history of affordable housing, civil rights and community organizing in Boston. For over four decades, IBA has developed a nationally replicable model for new urbanism that links affordable housing with supportive programming. Today, IBA holds 521 affordable housing units in its portfolio and provides education and arts programs that help improve the knowledge, life skills and health of residents and participants of all ages.
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