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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Housing Development AwardsThe heat was suppressing, but the unbridled excitement of those crowded inside 48 Boylston St. in Boston paid no mind – they were there to celebrate the creation of affordable housing.

Of course there was ample mention of the heat by speakers, but the investment in affordable housing for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in Massachusetts by the Baker-Polito Administration was the main focus of the day. The Administration announced awards to fund the development, renovation and preservation of affordable rental housing across the Commonwealth on Monday, August 15th. The 26 projects awarded will create or preserve 1,420 rental units, including 1,334 affordable units, across 16 Massachusetts communities. The housing of these vulnerable residents of the Commonwealth has been a goal for the administration to improve the lives of the people of Massachusetts, and strengthen communities.

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Housing Development Awards

Governor Baker delivering remarks on the Affordable Housing Development Awards

“These affordable housing awards reflect our administration’s commitment to a stronger, more prosperous, and more inclusive Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. These projects will have the capacity to house individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness, persons with disabilities, and the elderly. Four projects are focused on senior housing; five will provide supportive services to residents. All 26 projects will include deeply affordable units with prioritized applications that included a 10 percent allotment for individuals and families who are, or are at risk of becoming, homeless.

“Working families need income security in order to achieve economic prosperity,” said Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development, Chrystal Kornegay. “Through these affordable housing awards, we are creating new opportunities for families to sink roots into their communities, and thrive.”

Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has provided funding to create and preserve 2,856 units of affordable housing, including 874 deeply affordable units for at-risk populations.

Full List of Awardees Here

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