Peabody Properties Receives Friends of Social Work Award from Bedford VA

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BRAINTREE, MA ISSUED APRIL 11, 2024… Peabody Properties, an affiliate of The Peabody Companies, a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms now celebrating its 48th anniversary, has received a Friends of Social Work Award from the Bedford Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System’s HUD-VASH Project Based Enhanced Services program.

The Friends of Social Work Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of social workers within the HUD-VASH (Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) program at the Bedford VA.

Each year, the Social Work Service seeks nominations from its staff to recognize those who have been extraordinarily helpful to the Bedford VA HUD-VASH in its work to provide the best care possible to veterans.

Among its many initiatives is Peabody Properties’ creation of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans and those at imminent risk of homelessness, including Bedford Green in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Pleasant Street Apartments in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Peabody Properties’ award was announced during a March 7th virtual meeting of the Bedford VA Social Work Service staff.

“We’re honored to receive the Friends of Social Work Award from the Bedford VA,” said Jacquie Cope, senior resident services manager with Peabody Properties. “At Peabody, we have long recognized that stable and supportive housing provides a foundation for veterans to rebuild their lives after service. By prioritizing supportive housing as an initiative, we both recognize and honor veterans’ service.”

About The Peabody Companies
Headquartered at 536 Granite Street, Braintree, Massachusetts, The Peabody Companies and its affiliates – Peabody Properties, Peabody Resident Services, Peabody Supportive Housing, Peabody Real Estate, and Peabody Miami – represent a legacy of excellence in the real estate sector. Founded in 1976 and led by Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane, this full-service, award-winning real estate firm is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) that oversees more than 14,650 housing units across New England, with additional properties in New Jersey and Florida.

Peabody Properties, a cornerstone of the group, specializes in property management, demonstrating a remarkable blend of quality service and expertise. Peabody Resident Services, a unique arm of the company, underscores a deep commitment to enhancing resident experiences by focusing exclusively on developing supportive services and programs for affordable housing communities.
As a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA), The Peabody Companies has been recognized for its dedication to diversity and inclusion. This commitment is further evidenced by their ranking on the 2023 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Affordable 100 List and their repeated recognition as a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2023.

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