Anna Bissonnette House
Located at the intersection of Washington and East Concord Streets in Boston’s South End, Anna Bissonnette House (ABH) opened in 1997 to provide permanent supportive housing to low income and formerly homeless elders.
Originally the Aerated Bread Company factory and later a warehouse for Boston University Medical Center, the site was beautifully renovated and decorated to provide 22 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments. Common area kitchens and community spaces are available on each floor, in addition to the large Shapiro Community Room in the lobby. Tenants can enjoy the view from the roof-top deck and, with the help of volunteers, grow flowers and vegetables.
Residents come from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Through its staff and volunteers, ABH supports the multifaceted health and mental health service needs, and community activities of all its residents.
"The thoughtful remodeling of this handsome brick bread factory into housing for the elderly homeless is a model of preservation and continuity."
— Ada Louise Huxtable, The Wall Street Journal