Units Will Be Built to Assist Former Residents of Family Shelter

October 20, 2011
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will use $945,000 in Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) subsidies to create seven units of affordable housing for former homeless families that are transitioning to independent living from Crossroads Family Shelter on Havre Street.

Crossroads Family will provide support services to the residents. All units will have Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers from the Boston Housing Authority and will be reserved for extremely low-income households. It is expected to create 11 jobs.

The construction of the new housing in Eastie was announced by Patrick-Murray Administration this week as part of $64.5 million in affordable housing resources and tax credits directed to support the construction of 25 rental developments in 15 communities across Massachusetts.

“I am proud to support public-private partnerships that advance construction projects across Massachusetts, put people to work and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “We want Massachusetts to be a place where people put down roots, raise their families and do business, and that’s why expanding affordable housing opportunities remains a top priority.”

The spending includes 190 units for families and individuals transitioning from homelessness in Eastie and across the state.

“Investing in job creation and affordable housing in communities across the Commonwealth will strengthen neighborhoods and regional economies,” said Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.

Since the beginning of their first term, Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray have worked with the Legislature and Congress to direct close to $700 million in federal and state tax credits and state housing program subsidies to projects that improve the state’s affordable housing stock, create jobs and build stronger communities. These investments have generated more than 14,000 jobs and 10,000 housing units, 9,000 of which are affordable.

  • Justsaying

    Great.  When are we going to start adding more regular housing?  Seems that every affordable (subsidized) housing project that goes up gets all the praises but nothing but complaints for everything else.  You reap what you sow! 

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