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D Street affordable units for veterans get new funding

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 25, 2012 06:41 PM

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By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

Twenty-four new affordable apartments for veterans will be built in South Boston after a private-public community development finance institution, announced a financial commitment to the Patriot Homes project.

“Greater Boston remains the area of the state where we see the greatest demand for affordable housing,” Roger Herzog, executive director of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, said in a statement. “It is encouraging to see affordable homes being preserved and created in Cambridge and Boston.”

The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, which received the $200,000 loan, will lead the project to redeveloped the vacant South Boston Police Station along with Caritas Communities.

The 24 units on D Street will be a mix of studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms. The construction will be LEED certified, according to the Project Notification Form filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

In addition to the new units, the 21,258-square-foot project includes 10 parking spaces and will provide stable housing for veterans, some of whom were formerly homeless.

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