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Staff Spotlight: Stephen

February 12, 2014

  Stephen Wilkins is the Director of Marketing & Outreach at Commonwealth Land Trust.  He is a drug and alcohol counselor and specializes in housing search and advocacy. The following interview was conducted by Holden Sparacino while he was a Northeastern University senior and development and communications intern at CLT.       Q: How long have you worked at  Continue Reading »

Holiday Events

January 29, 2014

    Commonwealth Land Trust hosts a number of events to help residents feel connected to their community during the holiday season. In partnership with Toys for Tots, CLT runs a toy drive that provides gifts to the children living in our family housing. We also host a Halloween party for the children living in Lower Roxbury Apartments. Our guests  Continue Reading »

Camila’s Story (12/2013)

December 23, 2013

  Camila is a resident of CLT’s Windsor House property, a supportive housing program located in Lawrence, MA. The following write-up was created by Nate Williams, a Tufts University junior and development and communications intern at CLT.       Camila pulls a stack of photos out of her purse, shuffling through the pile before picking out one with  Continue Reading »

Tom’s Story (11/2013)

November 8, 2013

  Tom is a dedicated volunteer and a resident of CLT’s largest supportive housing program, Bowdoin Manor in Beacon Hill. CLT encourages residents to participate in service work and 28% of supportive housing residents volunteer on a regular basis. The following write-up was created by Holden Sparacino, a Northeastern University senior and development and communications intern at  Continue Reading »

Volunteer Spotlight: Vince (9/2013)

September 18, 2013

  Vince MacNutt is a certified public accountant (CPA) who has been volunteering at Commonwealth Land Trust since September of 2012. The following interview was conducted by Holden Sparacino, a Northeastern University senior and development and communications intern at CLT.       Q: How long have you been volunteering with Commonwealth Land Trust?   A: Just  Continue Reading »

Egleston Orchard (8/2013)

July 1, 2013

  Commonwealth Land Trust (CLT) has partnered with Egleston Square Orchard to promote community engagement in the Greater Boston area.  The following write-up was created by Nate Williams, a Tufts University junior and development and communications intern at CLT.         It’s hardly noticeable from the street- a patch of green in a concrete landscape, marked only  Continue Reading »

Art Group (7/2013)

June 30, 2013

  Every Wednesday, Commonwealth Land Trust (CLT) hosts an art class at Bowdoin Manor, our largest supportive housing program in Beacon Hill.  The following write-up was created by Nate Williams, a Tufts University junior and development and communications intern at CLT.     Large sheets of paper drape over the small table, held in place by  Continue Reading »

Recovery Group (7/2013)

June 29, 2013

  Every Wednesday, Commonwealth Land Trust (CLT) hosts a recovery group at Bowdoin Manor, our largest supportive housing program in Beacon Hill.  The following write-up was created by Nate Williams, a Tufts University junior and development and communications intern at CLT.     To a casual observer the meeting would appear as a mere gathering of friends- jokes  Continue Reading »

Volunteers & Interns (6/2013)

June 2, 2013

    Commonwealth Land Trust is fortunate to be hosting seven interns and three volunteers this summer. Hailing from colleges such as Oberlin, Kenyon, UMass Boston, Emmanuel, and Tufts, they are making great contributions to our agency. Continue reading to learn more about this dedicated group of students and professionals.     CHARLIE COLLISION   Charlie is a New Hampshire native studying sociology  Continue Reading »

Windsor House Construction (2012)

July 7, 2012

    Windsor House is a 69-unit single room occupancy property located in Lawrence, MA. Owned and managed by Commonwealth Land Trust, Windsor House is home to formerly homeless and very low-income individuals who receive on-site case management services.      BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS   In 2011, Commonwealth Land Trust was awarded a 1.6 million dollar  Continue Reading »