Why Boston Medical Center Is Investing In Housing

Chuck Gyukeri is a Navy vet who was homeless back in 2009, and has been living in subsidized apartments ever since. Now supported by disability benefits and Section 8 vouchers, he lives in a small, street-level apartment on the back corner of a handsome brownstone near Fields Corner, in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

The inside of the Waldeck buildings need work, Gyukeri says, swatting flies around his head, but he’s grateful to have his own place.

“I know I got someplace stable now,” Gyukeri says, standing outside the apartment he’s lived in for the last three years, his two cats slinking around behind the building with a third from the neighborhood. “I don’t have to worry about being out homeless again.