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MassHousing Awards $275,000 for Affordable Sober Housing
assHousing has awarded $275,000 to support affordable sober housing programs for men, women and veterans in Brockton, Shrewsbury and Worcester. The MassHousing grants will come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc. (CCRI), a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that supports non-profits that create or preserve affordable sober housing in Massachusetts for recovering substance abusers.
KENNEDY, KEATING ANNOUNCE OVER $225K IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR FALL RIVER
Congressman Joe Kennedy (MA-4) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today announced that Fall River will receive $226,000 in federal grants from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The grants will be provided to the Fall River Housing Joint Tenant Council to support public housing programs throughout the city
AG Awards Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association with Overseeing Grant Program to Assist Struggling Homeowners
The Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) has been chosen to coordinate and oversee a statewide program which works directly with families and individuals facing foreclosure, utilizing funds recovered through the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today
Mayor Walsh Announces New Federal Funding to Assist Boston’s Homeless
BOSTON - June 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Regional Administrator Kristine Foye and Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon, announced that the City of Boston has received an additional $1.2 million to provide permanent and transitional housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families. The new award is part of HUD’s Continuum of Care program, which awarded $140 million in grants yesterday to nearly 900 homeless assistance programs across the country.
MRC seeks qualified housing search entities for those served by the Money Follows the Person Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Services Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) seeks to create a pool of qualified housing search entities (HSEs) to perform specific housing search tasks to assist in finding community-based housing for adults with disabilities and elders served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs
HUD APPROVES DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS IN MASSACHUSETTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved two disaster recovery plans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts totaling $17.5 million to help local communities to recover from severe storms and tornadoes in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Rehabbed Properties Spur Turnaround of Blighted Neighborhoods in Brockton
BROCKTON - October 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A year after touring an abandoned property that was being renovated through her Abandoned Housing Initiative (AHI), Attorney General Martha Coakley returned to meet the home’s new owner and tour another property that has since been rehabbed. Through the AHI program, almost 50 homes have now been renovated in Brockton, with property values of those homes rising an average 20 percent for a total increase of $1.2 million.
Application Period Opens for $1 Million Grant Program to Revitalize Distressed Properties
BOSTON - May 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to help Massachusetts municipalities with high rates of distressed and vacant properties turn the corner on the foreclosure crisis, Attorney General Martha Coakley today opened the application period for a $1 million grant program designed to identify and return bank-owned properties to productive residential use
Application Period Opens for $5 Million Abandoned Housing Grant Program
BOSTON - April 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to increase the rehabilitation of distressed and abandoned properties in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley today opened the application period for a $5 million grant program. Utilizing funds recovered through the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, the Abandoned Housing Initiative Receivership Fund (AHI Fund) will assist local communities in mitigating the impacts of the foreclosure crisis.
CHAPA Announces Small Technical Assistance Grants to Massachusetts Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- CHAPA is introducing the second phase of its Welcome Home Massachusetts initiative: Technical Assistance Grants will be offered to communities to both energize and mobilize local support for affordable housing or create additional affordable housing opportunities.
MassHousing Awards $350,000 for Affordable Sober Housing
BOSTON - May 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing has awarded $350,000 in financing to help create 47 new units of affordable sober housing in Boston, Chelmsford, Somerville and Westford
MassHousing Awards $300,000 for Affordable Sober Housing
BOSTON, MA - November 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing has awarded $300,000 in financing to help create or preserve affordable sober housing in Brockton, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester.
Boston Receives $20.5M HUD Grant to Transform Dorchester’s Quincy Corridor
Boston, MA - September 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today joined U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan as HUD announced that Boston is receiving $20.5M to redevelop the Woodledge/Morrant Bay Apartments and revitalize Dorchester’s Quincy Corridor.
Boston Bar Foundation Announces Grants of $1.1 Million
Boston, MA - August 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) today announced grants totaling $1.1 million to 25 Massachusetts community organizations providing a wide variety of core legal services -- from domestic violence and immigration to housing and homelessness. The $1.1 million represents an almost $50,000 increase in core legal services grants, compared with F.Y. '10.
MassHousing Awards $150,000 for Affordable Sober Housing
BOSTON, MA - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing has awarded $150,000 in financing to help create or preserve affordable sober housing in Sandwich and Tewksbury.