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Amid gentrification, affordable units built in Chinatown

After a long struggle and with a complex financing deal, a rebuilt Hong Lok House begins taking shape for lower-income residents

The redevelopment of Hong Lok House in Chinatown is among the most unusual housing projects in Boston. But its most striking feature is not its rooftop garden or the carefully restored woodwork on its facade.

It is the fact that the apartments will rent for less than $500 a month.

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