NACA moving out of Forest Hills

January 31, 2014
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The nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is finalizing a new Boston location after being pushed out of its longtime Washington Street home by a forthcoming housing development.

The company was informed its lease would not be renewed this year to make way for the Commons at Forest Hills Station apartment development at 3593-3615 Washington St. NACA is an organization that helps homeowners, including those affected by the mortgage crisis.

“We worked stuff out with the landlord and the new owners in terms of more time and our ability to move,” NACA CEO Bruce Marks told the Gazette last week. He declined to elaborate on a timeframe or to say where the new location might be. He said NACA would be at its current location “a number of months” more.

Marks had previously vowed to fight his company’s eviction.

“We’ve been a part of JP for many years. It’s outrageous what they’re trying to do,” he told the Gazette in June.

NACA and Forest Hills Electrical Supply have both been longtime tenants of the Washington Street site. Forest Hills Electrical is moving to Randolph and opening a small shop on the JP/Roslindale border.

The Commons project will create 283 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses, retail space and open space on the property.

The property is located across the street from the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company location, which is also under consideration for mixed-use development, and the MBTA Arborway bus yard.