State sets aside $6m to support three projects for homeless veterans

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development said Monday that $6 million in affordable housing resources has been set aside to help build 44 new units of housing for homeless veterans in Chelsea, Brockton, and Quincy.

Officials made the announcement took place at the North Bellingham Veterans project in Chelsea, where 10 new units of housing for homeless veterans will be created. Also receiving funding are Montello Welcome Home veterans project in Brockton, which will create 22 units of housing, and the East Howard Street veterans project in Quincy, which will create 12 units of housing.

 “The Patrick administration has taken a comprehensive approach to housing in the Commonwealth that prioritizes permanent solutions that lead to stable, appropriate housing,” housing department undersecretary Aaron Gornstein said in a statement. “By committing to expanding and improving affordable housing stock in Massachusetts, we are reducing homelessness and creating new opportunities for this important population.”

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In July, the department announced $3.3 million in affordable housing resources to build 35 new units of housing for homeless veterans in Shrewsbury.