Patrick administration sets aside $3.3m to build housing for homeless vets in Shrewsbury

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has announced $3.3 million in affordable housing resources to build 35 new units of housing for homeless veterans in Shrewsbury.

The no-profit Veterans Inc. will rehabilitate an underutilized facility in Shrewsbury into 35 units for homeless veterans.

The Patrick administration’s Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness recently released the Commonwealth’s Plan to End Homelessness Among Veterans. The plan has a goal of reducing the number of homeless veterans by 1,000 by 2015, which will virtually eliminate homelessness among this population, the administration says.

In a statement, Governor Deval Patrick said, “Government’s role is to help people help themselves, and these resources will help provide affordable and reliable housing opportunities for our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our Commonwealth and our nation.’’



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