This 1870s Second Empire is located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, once a prosperous suburb for affluent Bostonians wary of chaotic city life. Roxbury was an independent city, until it was annexed by Boston in 1868. The foreclosure crisis caused hundreds of houses to be abandoned, including this one, our latest This Old House TV project house. As part of its 30th anniversary season, TOH TV will work with the nonprofit Nuestra Comunidad to renovate this house, then sell its two spacious units separately—at an affordable price—to deserving homeowners. Nuestra Comunidad was formed in the early 1980s to address the lack of affordable housing for Boston's Hispanic population and now serves the entire community.