WinnCompanies has transformed 32 historic properties into 3,100 units of mixed-income housing in mixed-use communities
WinnCompanies was founded in 1971 when Arthur Winn recognized the opportunity to develop high quality affordable housing that would be exceptionally well-managed; accepted as community assets by public, private and non-profit stakeholders; and, treated with pride by its residents.
Arthur Winn founds WinnCompanies by beginning work on a 250-unit affordable housing community in Salem, MA, which remains part of our portfolio to this day.
After building the company’s strength developing several award-winning properties in New England, WinnCompanies branches out to other states, including Washington, DC., Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
In anticipation of the revitalization of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, WinnDevelopment opens the doors to the award-winning Bostonian Hotel on land purchased in the late 1970s.
WinnResidential begins to gain business momentum as it engages in third-party contract management services for clients in Richmond, VA.
WinnDevelopment leads numerous efforts to convert failed condominium communities into affordable housing and becomes a pioneer in mixed-income apartment developments.
Boston community, Mission Main, rebuilt 535 units. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez cites the project as “an example of the type of housing we would like to see all across the country.”
WinnResidential is recognized by MassHousing for the first time as the leading partner with Minority and Women Owned Businesses, an honor it has since earned for nearly two decades.
WinnCompanies forms a joint venture with LendLease and assumes management of Fort Hood in Kileen, TX, the first of over 40,000 privatized military homes we manage today.
The Apartments at Boott Mills in Lowell, MA, earns WinnDevelopment a national award for adaptive re-use, the first of dozens of historic preservation honors in the years to come.
Established the company's in-house sustainability department, Open Market ESCO (OME), to lead the industry in energy-efficient retrofits, 'green financing', and renewable energy development.
WinnDevelopment embarks on the largest Deep Energy Retrofit project in the United States at Castle Square Apartments in Boston, MA, saving over 50% on energy usage.
Commemorating its 40th Anniversary, WinnCompanies forms WinningEdge Scholarship program by awarding 40 scholarships to 40 students in their communities.
Loft Five50 in Lawrence, MA, wins numerous awards, including Major Rehabilitation of a Historic Structure into Affordable Rental Housing from NAHMA.
WinnResidential is recognized as the 5th largest multi-family property manager in the country by the National Multi-Housing Council, with over 97,000 units managed across 22 states and DC.
Launched Connected Communities, our collective impact approach to true community development. Focusing on People, Place, and Partnership, Connected Communities supports our community teams, residents, partners, and stakeholders across the nation.
Urban Land Institute announces The Watson as recipient of the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable Housing Award for the integration of low-, moderate-, and higher- income households.
The Winn Employee Relief Fund (WERF), a 501(c)(3) charity, was established to help team members experiencing severe financial need due to unexpected emergencies. It accepts tax-deductible donations from team members and partners of the company, creating a pool of funds to support team members in need.
With partner Brighton Marine, completed of a 100% veteran's preference community in Brighton, offering affordable and middle-income housing, with supportive services, to veterans.
Prevented more than 15,000 evictions in its 1st year and is featured in The White House Eviction Prevention Summit and US Crongressional Hearing on Protecting Renters During the Pandemic.
The WinnCares Program is founded on our belief that we have an obligation to make positive contributions to the communities we serve. It provides the corporate umbrella for WinnCompanies philanthropy and charitable contributions, volunteer and community service activities that our team members participate in each year across the United States.
Since 2012, WinnCompanies has provided more than $300,000 to residents of our properties who are pursuing higher education. The program was expanded in 2018 to support children of WinnCompanies employees.
For more than 30 years, WinnCompanies has been a proud annual supporter of National Night Out, which promotes community safety and neighborhood camaraderie across the U.S.
Each year, every WinnCompanies team member is provided with eight hours of paid time to use for charitable and volunteer activities on behalf of non-profit groups or causes that benefit the communities where they live and work.
Created as an independent non-profit, the Winn Employee Relief Fund accepts donations from team members and partners of the company, creating a pool of funds that can help employees facing unexpected financial hardship.
Connected Communities equips our residents, team members and community partners with the technology, tools and training to understand, support and engage their communities in creating more opportunities for all.
We support each community to define its own success and establish meaningful community development goals. Starting with basic housing stabilization programs, our teams use an evidence-based action planning framework to address common systemic barriers for residents.
We are proud to be a preferred housing partner for nonprofit service providers, community organizations, and advocacy groups to develop and implement impactful and innovative programs, interventions, and solutions.
By working with our strong network of community partners and leaders, WinnCompanies believes resident services is so much more than just eviction prevention and resource referrals- in partnership with the community, this work creates real, lasting impact.