Dorchester Bay is carefully monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and we are taking measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents, program participants, staff, and partners. Our office at 594 Columbia Road is closed until further notice, and all of our operations are being conducted remotely. Dorchester Bay staff are available by phone at 617 825-4200 and email. Residents can reach the following property managers by phone:
United Housing Maloney Properties Winn Residential
(617) 541-5510 (617) 288-3490 (617) 442-1443
While non-essential Dorchester Bay programs are temporarily postponed, there have been no interruptions to vital services to residents and general operations. We are coordinating food and supply deliveries to residents in need, particularly senior residents and people with mobility issues. We are in touch with our small business clients to support them through this crisis. We are collaborating with local and state government, and other housing and small business organizations to advocate for resources. We are in frequent communication with our commercial tenants and reassuring them of our commitment to them.
Dorchester Bay’s 41st annual gala scheduled on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, has been postponed to Friday, October 2, 2020. We look forward to sharing new details on the event as soon as more information is available.
We will share regular updates, and here are a few ways you can continue to help and engage from afar during this continued period of social distancing:
- Visit the news section of our website at www.dbedc.org/news.
- Subscribe to our email list at bit.ly/dbedclist or by going to our website (www.dbedc.org).
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The following are links to additional information and resources. Please, stay tuned to this page for additional resources:
Resources for families and small businesses:
- The City of Boston will provide free meals to all youth and teens at various locations and times across the City. Learn more about meal distribution locations here bit.ly/2Jbpasu.
- The City of Boston Rental Relief Fund provides rental payment assistance to income-eligible tenants who do not have access to expanded unemployment benefits, or because of the nature of their jobs, the unemployment benefits they will receive may represent a significant reduction in their actual income. bit.ly/2VcvSUX
- Boston Public Schools are providing Chromebooks to students who do not have consistent access to a computer at home. Parents can fill out this application and email their school principal to receive an appointment time to pick up their student’s device to avoid creating crowds.
- WinnCompanies Connecting Communities to Opportunity offers a page of comprehensive resources and services on housing, health, education, and employment: bit.ly/2wUVux9.
- Compass Working Capital provides a list of resources for families that include financial support, food and assistance, and rent and utilities: bit.ly/2JIfHJH.
- The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture created a new Artist Relief Fund for artists located in Boston whose incomes are being adversely affected by COVID-19: bit.ly/2QN8tbb.
- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) Small Business Resource Center: COVID-19 Crisis page shares information and resources for small businesses affected by COVID-19: bit.ly/2WJN720.
- The Greg Hill Foundation and Samuel Adams created the Restaurant Strong Fund to support those from the Massachusetts restaurant industry who have been impacted by the Covid-19 closures: bit.ly/3bpZEvD.
- The Boston Business Journal has a resource guide for MA businesses: bit.ly/3afHH2K.
Reliable sources to receive the latest COVID19 information:
- Boston Public Health Commission: bphc.org/coronavirus
- The State of Massachusetts and Governor Baker’s Office: mass.gov/2019coronavirus. To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777 or call 311 or 211.
- The City of Boston and Mayor Walsh’s Office: boston.gov/coronavirus
The City of Boston has launched a new, free texting service to provide daily updates and information about the coronavirus. Stay in the know and text BOSCOVID to 99411 to opt-in.
- Text BOSEspanol for Spanish
- Text BOSKreyol for Haitian Kreyol
- Text BOSFracais for French
- Text BOSKriolu for Cabo Verdean Creole
- Text BOSPortugues for Portuguese
Updates in 10 total languages can additionally be accessed through gov/coronavirus#multilingual-help. Each language has its own page and hosts multilingual print materials distributed citywide.