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BROCKTON

Grant for sober housing

December 1, 2011
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MassHousing has awarded $300,000 to create and preserve affordable sober housing in Brockton, Lowell, Springfield, and Worcester. Of that total, Brockton will receive $75,000 to help create six new units of affordable sober housing for women at the Edwina Martin Recovery Graduate House. “Having an affordable place to live in a sober setting is critical for people trying to overcome substance abuse,’’ said MassHousing executive director Thomas R. Gleason. “By helping to provide the resources they need to overcome addiction, these men and women can return as healthy and productive members of our Commonwealth.’’ The MassHousing grants come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that creates and preserves affordable housing for substance abusers. The program has awarded nearly $6 million in grants to date, benefiting about 30 communities for men, women, families, veterans, homeless people, and former offenders.

- Christine Legere

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