After completing an 1865 Second Empire-style brick townhouse in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood, This Old House headed to the state’s quieter eastern neighbor to tackle a 1920s Craftsman-style bungalow. In addition, the crew remodeled a fire-damaged 1886 Queen Anne-style Victorian in Watertown, Massachusetts.
The National House Project offers support and expertise to Local Authorities in setting up their own House Projects. These projects focus on empowering and supporting small groups of young people leaving care. They focus on building relationships and developing skills that will enable them to live independently. This means that young people are able to make a lasting connection with others who share their experience of care.
The HOME House project is part of a larger national design initiative to create sustainable and affordable low-income housing. The SECCA open competition for these designs drew 440 entries from six countries. The entries included essays and a description of the HOME House project. The selected designs will go on to document the national design initiative.
The Manhattan Community Project, which is overseen by the Manhattan Community Board, aims to bring 200 new deeply-affordable, supportive housing units to the community. The Manhattan Community Project also includes a health facility on the first floor. NYC Health + Hospitals, the public health care system, is the owner of the building. This project is expected to have a large impact on the city’s affordable housing needs.
The This Old House crew has worked on many projects that include a 1785 Weatherbee farm in Westwood, Massachusetts, and an 1835 barn in Concord, Massachusetts. The company also restored a 1930s adobe home in the Southwest. It also renovated a Craftsman bungalow in Santa Barbara and a two-family home in Lexington, Massachusetts to create a bed and breakfast.
After World War II, the population of Japan increased at an unprecedented rate. Many people opted to move out of the countryside. This resulted in a major homelessness crisis. The government eventually mobilized the necessary laws and policies to provide housing for the growing population. The social landlords played a key role in these efforts. They had access to national and local government organizations that could help them with construction projects.