City Of Boston
Department of Neighborhood Development
Performance Scorecard for March 2012 (Quarterly)
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Mission: The Department of Neighborhood Development is committed to making Boston the most livable city in the nation by working with its many communities to build strong neighborhoods through the strategic investment of public resources.

  • Helping Neighborhood Businesses
    Van Mateo and Karen Diep acquired the property at 1156 Dorchester Avenue to revive their family restaurant. They spent $2.3 million to renovate the 3-story restaurant and bar which opened in January 2012. The project created over 20 permanent jobs and was funded by a $1.6 Million SBA loan and $175,000 in grants.
  • Creating Affordable Housing for Boston’s Seniors
    The Neighborhood Housing Development Division held ribbon cuttings for two very important elderly housing projects. Neponset Fields in Hyde Park offers 31 units of affordable elder housing, of which 4 are reserved for formerly homeless elders. Central Boston Elderly Services in Dudley Square has 57 units of affordable elder housing, with 12 reserved for formerly homeless elders.
  • Investing in Boston’s Triple-Deckers
    At the Boston Home Center’s Housing Expo in Dorchester, the Mayor launched the 3D Campaign to assist homebuyers and owners of triple-deckers, pledging $3 million in down payment and repair assistance over the next three years. The home repair program, 3D HELP, offers up to $30,000 per owner with one-third reserved for exterior improvements. Over 300 people attended the expo.
MeasureYTD ResultYTD TargetPerformance
598325Affordable units awarded0.00213.00This measure represents the number of new housing units generated by projects awarded with financial assistance. Units are awarded as funding becomes available, therefore there are often significant spikes in this data. 12711.gif
27353New homebuyers provided with financial assistance47.0095.22This measure represents the number of new homebuyers provided with financial assistance through the Boston Home Center. 12711.gif
792727Homeowners assisted with foreclosure prevention counseling564.00783.72This measure represents the number of homeowners receiving foreclosure prevention counseling through DND’s expanded counseling network, outreach efforts such as foreclosure fairs, and other programs that provide low interest rates and loan modifications.12711.gif
792782Homeowners assisted w foreclosure prevention counseling who avoided foreclosure368.00401.22This measure represents the number of homeowners receiving foreclosure prevention counseling who were able to avoid foreclosure. 12712.gif
27335Housing placements or tenancies preserved by referral to housing counseling orgs617.00446.22This measure represents the number of housing placements or tenancies preserved through referrals that are processed by the Rental Housing Resource Center. Prior to FY08, this measure was called “Housing Counseling Referrals.” 12713.gif
597571Homeless households provided with housing assistance and/or support services4,613.003,618.72This measure represents the number of homeless families and/or individuals provided with housing assistance and/or support services. All shelters are visited each July to create relationships with clients, so the vast majority of households are reached in this month.12713.gif
27367City-owned buildings sold or transferred17.0014.22This measure represents the number of city-owned buildings sold or transferred.12713.gif
27265City-owned land parcels sold or transferred40.0081.00This measure represents the number of city-owned land parcels sold or transferred. 12711.gif
27055Units of service performed to clean, fence, or maint. vacant city-owned parcels2,292.007,326.00This measure represents the number of service activities performed on vacant city-owned land parcels. Each activity performed counts as one unit. Activities include regularly scheduled maintenance, fall and spring clean-ups, snow removal, as well as other clean-up requests. In 2011 DND became responsible for snow removal from city-owned land parcels, resulting in far greater service activity during 2011's harsh winter. 12711.gif
597098Housing units repaired/rehabbed w homeowner loan/grant inc lead paint abatement1,549.001,131.75This measure represents the number of housing units that are repaired or rehabbed using homeowner loans or grants which include abatements for lead paint. Additional funding was received in April 2009, at which point DND was able to fund projects previously on hold, resulting in a significant spike. 12713.gif
599657New businesses opened with financial or technical assistance136.00126.72This measure represents the number of new businesses opened with financial or technical assistance.12713.gif
599297Businesses assisted with financial or technical assistance2,167.001,593.72This measure represents the number of businesses served by the Office of Business Development with financial or technical assistance.12713.gif
599713All jobs created through OBD programs1,468.00947.97This measure represents the number of jobs created or retained by the Office of Business Development, through various types of financial or technical assistance. 12713.gif
601390Private affordable rental housing units preserved126.00625.00This measure represents the number of private affordable rental housing units preserved that are at risk due to physical or financial distress, or the expiration of affordability agreements. This measuer is reported on a semi-annual basis at the end of December and June. Additional state funding was received in FY10, exceeding the target for FY10, and therefore resulting in a increased target in FY11.12711.gif
952536Bank-owned (REO) units reclaimed61.0062.50This measure represents the number of bank-owned real estate units reclaimed through public acquisition. This measuer is reported on a semi-annual basis at the end of December and June. 12712.gif
788417Total residential foreclosure petitions390.001,650.00This context measure represents the number of owner-occupied and investor-owned residential foreclosure petitions that were filed. The department has limited influence over the performance of this measures and therefore, it is not scored. However, it provides useful contextual information about the environment in which the department operates. 12714.gif
788362Total residential foreclosure deeds144.00487.50This context measure represents the number of owner-occupied and investor-owned residential foreclosure deeds that were filed. The department has limited influence over the performance of this measures and therefore, it is not scored. However, it provides useful contextual information about the environment in which the department operates. 12714.gif
27359Total city-owned buildings54.00 This context measure represents the number of city-owned buildings in the Real Estate Management and Sales division’s inventory. The department has limited influence over the performance of this measures and therefore, it is not scored. However, it provides useful contextual information about the environment in which the department operates. 12714.gif
27053Total city-owned land parcels1,400.001,292.00This context measure represents a current count of the number of city-owned land parcels. The department has limited influence over the performance of this measures and therefore, it is not scored. However, it provides useful contextual information about the environment in which the department operates. 12714.gif
 
 
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