Healthcare Anchor Network members Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were awarded $5 million over three years from JPMorgan Chase’s “AdvancingCities” Challenge for the Boston Opportunity System Collaborative. The initiative aims to advance local inclusive hiring strategies, as well as build and preserve affordable housing.
From an article: “Dr. Megan Sandel, a pediatrician leading the effort for BMC, said the money would pay for occupational support services for 1,100 people in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury, with a goal of finding living-wage jobs for at least 500 of them, including at hospitals as well as biotech and tech companies. Some money will also go toward creating 100 new affordable housing units, and preserving another 150 units.”