Vision125 & Building a New Harriet Tubman House:

Click here to read the latest fact sheet about the sale of 566 Columbus Avenue
Click here to visit New Boston Ventures’ website for 566 Columbus Avenue proposal


The Harriet Tubman House has been an important part of USES’s history for more than a century, even as it has moved locations over the years. In the early 20th Century, responding to the discrimination the community, six black women from Boston opened the Harriet Tubman House at 37 Holyoke Street in the South End. A personal friend of Tubman, Julia O. Henson rented the Tubman House as a place of lodging for black women who had recently migrated from the South.

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Resources and Updates on Implementation

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Vision125 Updates:

August 22, 2019 | Updated Fact Sheet on Sale of 566 Columbus Avenue
July 16, 2019 | New Boston Ventures Fact Sheet
June 10, 2019 | New Boston Ventures 566 Columbus Avenue Proposal
April 10, 2019 | Securing USES’s Future for the Next 100 Years
April 10, 2019 | United South End Settlements Announces Preferred Buyer for 566 Columbus Avenue
February 28, 2019 | Following Up from USES’s Community Meeting
February 25, 2019 | Link to Live Stream of 2/25/19 Community Meeting
February 20, 2019 | USES Welcomes David Lee to Real Estate Committee
February 12, 2019 | Announcing Community Conversations with President & CEO
January 22, 2019 | Call for Offers Date Announced
November 26, 2018 | Request for Proposals (RFP)*
November 26, 2018 | Community Update Flyer
October 15, 2018 | Vision125 Strategic Plan Update
September 25, 2018 | Vision125 Third Community Meeting Announcement
March 30, 2018| An Update on the South End House
October 12, 2017 | September Community Meeting Recap
April 24, 2017 | Unveiling Vision125: An Update from USES
December 8, 2016 | A reNEWed Direction
October 19, 2016 | Transparency During a Time of Change

*This offering memorandum is our request for proposals, a formal proposal submission date will be established in early 2019 and notice will be provided to all interested parties of that date at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. Any interested potential prospects should contact Newmark Grubb Knight Frank: Michael Byrne, or (617) 863-8616 for a property and market tour. If you have questions about USES’s strategic planning process, please email us at or call (617) 830-5261.

Vision125 In the News:

August 22, 2019 | The Boston SunGuest Op-Ed : In Supporting United South End Settlements, We’re Honoring Harriet Tubman’s Legacy
August 22, 2019 | The Boston SunEmotions Run High at Tubman House Meeting
August 22, 2019 | The Boston Guardian | Drums Drown Out USES Presentation
August 8, 2019 | The Boston SunNew Boston Ventures Files Plans With BPDA for Tubman House
August 7, 2019 | WGBH | Tubman House Struggle: To Preserve A Building Or An Institution
July 31, 2019 | Universal HubSouth End developer plans condos, some aimed at artists, for current Harriet Tubman site
May 2, 2019 | The Bay State Banner | USES identifies buyer for Tubman House
February 28, 2019 | The Boston Guardian USES Unveils Its Future
February 27, 2019 | South End NewsHarriet Tubman House to be sold
February 26, 2019 | Universal HubHarriet Tubman House to be sold, its programs moved to another South End site
January 10, 2019 | Boston Neighborhood Network NewsTubman House Sale Eyed for Aiding Programs
January 4, 2019 | Boston Neighborhood Network NewsTubman House Sale to Aid USES Programs
January 2, 2019 | The Bay State Banner | USES to Sell Off Tubman House
December 6, 2018 | The Boston Sun, Page 9 | USES Releases RFP for Tubman House
November 28, 2018 | South End NewsNews from…United South End Settlements
August 22, 2018 | Boston Neighborhood Network | A New Approach to Surmounting Poverty
May 2018 | Massachusetts Nonprofit News | Developing a New Vision and Strategic Plan after 125 Years
June 8, 2017 | Boston Neighborhood Network | New Vision for South End Agency