Founded 1811 Reconstructed 1912 Renovated 1973
72 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA
Residential: 15 Units Elderly or Disabled Housing
Commercial: 3,000 square feet – 1 unit
Owner: LANDFALL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES LP
DBA LANDFALL APARTMENTS
Financing: MHFA, HUD 236, LIH
Property Management: Metro Management Company
The property includes 15 units of elderly housing and one unit of commercial space in a six (6) story mid-rise with moderate rents and walk-on certificate holders. Includes penthouse office space of 3,000 sf.
The offices of EBCDC / East Boston Community Development Corporation are on the top floor of this building.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
The property was developed using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This program incentivizes investors to inject capital into rental apartments for lower income Americans. The property received a tax credit allocation in 1999. The property was placed in service in 2001. 15 units at Landfall Apartments are low income and subject to the tax credit program.
One Bedroom- $796
The Immigrants Home
Founded in 1881 across from the Cunard Line Pier in East Boston, the Immigrants Home provided financial relief and social services for newly-arrived immigrants. In 1912, the organization commissioned a new five-story building at 72 Marginal Street to replace the older wood frame building they previously occupied. This was one of several immigration relief organizations in East Boston, which also included St. Mary’s House and the Church for Sailors.
Written on a Plaque at East Boston Piers Park.
East Boston’s First Housing For Senior Citizens
Founded in 1811, reconstructed in 1912, this was a refuge for immigrants landing in North America from ports in Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia. In 1973, the home was rehabilitated and named “Landfall,” by Daniel Rossano. It became East Boston’s first housing for senior citizens. A number of present Landfall residents were detained here when, as immigrants, they arrived from Norway and Italy. In 1974, the East Boston Community Development Corporation purchased Landfall.
Written on a Plaque at 72 Marginal Street.