The James M. Salah Family Housing at Cheriton Heights was a 17-million-dollar project partly financed by HUD and the City of Boston. This 70-unit development for low income seniors is in West Roxbury, a suburb of Boston, MA., where affordable housing for seniors is at a premium. There is a 7 year waiting list for units.
AABA’s focus since 1974 is the same today and is ingrained in their statement of purpose, which has never changed… to promote charitable, educational, civic, cultural and benevolent endeavors including assistance and support of needy and impoverished people; establish, assist and support homes for the aged, and charitable institutions with emphasis on providing such assistance and support to the needy, elderly, and otherwise deprived who are of Arabic descent but without discrimination as to race, nationality, color or creed and to do any and all other things necessary or desirable to carry out such purposes.
AABA Village, which includes Cheriton Grove and the James M. Salah Family Housing at Cheriton Heights, is the premier focus of AABA. Through the generosity of philanthropy, these two buildings are up and running, with more than 150 residents living in a community setting. Programs include the computer room, the library, social events, health and wellness programs, day trips and full-time Resident Service Coordinators who assist our residents in many facets of their daily lives.