July 26, 2022
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $50 Million to Advance 1,474 Housing Units in 16 Communities
$50 million in direct funding and nearly $90 million in state and federal tax credits will support 26 projects featuring 384 units for very low-income and vulnerable populations
The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $50 million in direct funding and $89 million in state and federal housing tax credits to support the preservation and development of 1,474 total units across 26 projects. Awarded projects will provide 1,326 affordable units for individuals and families, including 384 units reserved for very low-income residents in 16 communities.
“Housing remains a top priority for our administration and we are proud of the amounts of funding we have committed to affordable housing production as well as the work we have done with our partners in the Legislature to pass major zoning reform and dedicate federal recovery dollars to housing production of all kinds,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “As we combat the housing crisis, we will continue to champion production of affordable rental, homeownership, transit-oriented housing, and market-rate housing units in every corner of the Commonwealth so that across Massachusetts, more residents can access housing they can afford.”
Food and Fuel Assistance
April 14, 2022
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $63 Million for Affordable Housing Production
15 projects in 14 communities will create or preserve close to 700 units of rental housing
Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox joined state and local officials in Gloucester to announce affordable housing awards for 15 projects located in 14 communities across the Commonwealth. The awards will result in the creation or preservation of 697 units of rental housing with 479 units designated for low-income households and another 150 units designated for extremely low-income individuals or households often transitioning from homelessness.
Through the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded approximately $63 million in subsidy funding to the 15 projects. DHCD also awarded federal and state low-income housing tax credits, which are expected to generate over $200 million in equity to support new construction and rehabilitation of existing housing.
“With this round of affordable housing awards, we continue to expand the Commonwealth’s portfolio of new housing units to meet the needs of households of all income levels,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “As we continue to tackle the state’s housing crisis, these projects will result in meaningful progress toward our goal of enhancing access to safe, quality, and affordable housing across Massachusetts.”
Emergency Housing Assistance
In addition to the resources below, you can click the following link to be redirected to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development resource locator
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS ONE MORTGAGE PROGRAM
PUBLIC HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
FURNITURE AND CLOTHING DONATIONShttps://www.redcross.org/local/massachusetts.html
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINE
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