Commonwealth Land Trust hosts a variety of events at our buildings. At our supportive housing properties, case managers organize activities, such as movie nights, game nights, book clubs, support groups, recovery groups, and holiday celebrations. These events foster a sense of community and provide a venue for residents to support each other. In addition, staff members direct residents to city-wide festivals, free concerts, volunteer opportunities, and other local happenings.
CLT holds quarterly Educational Sessions/Resident Advisory Board meetings at all of our supportive housing properties. These meetings begin with a lecture delivered by a guest speaker on a variety of topics. Past educational sessions have focused on health and nutrition, cultural competency, financial literacy, smoking cessation, meditative yoga, and stress management. Resident Advisory Board meetings also serve as a forum for clients to voice their concerns to our case management and supportive housing teams.
CLT hosts events for family housing residents, including garden clean ups, concerts, turkey raffles, holiday parties, and an annual toy drive. Residents of CLT’s Lower Roxbury Apartments take an active role in shaping their housing through a Residents’ Association that meets quarterly to discuss building and community issues.
Commonwealth Land Trust staff and interns draft quarterly newsletters for residents of our single room occupancy and family housing properties. CLT newsletters notify residents of upcoming building activities and area resources, such as affordable food programs, medical care providers, support groups, after-school activities, fuel assistance, and other services. CLT newsletters include nutritious recipes and tips on how to stay healthy on a budget. They are also a venue for residents to share their artwork, poetry, and creative writing.
Click on the links below to view some of CLT’s quarterly newsletters.
Bowdoin Manor Newsletter (Spring 2012)
Bowdoin Manor Newsletter (Fall 2011)
Lower Roxbury Apartments Newsletter (Summer 2011)
Lower Roxbury Apartments Newsletter (Spring 2011)