Gov. Patrick: $25M for 335 new Mass. housing units


BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick is set to announce more than $25 million to create over 335 new units of supportive housing for veterans, homeless and very low income families.

Patrick planned to make the announcement Tuesday during a stop at the site of a planned veterans' housing project in Haverhill.

Patrick says his administration is making good a year early on a promise to create 1,000 new units of permanent, supportive housing.

Supportive housing is designed to help individuals and families who are homeless or facing homelessness, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

Patrick is also set to award more than 200 new vouchers to owners of existing affordable rental properties to help stabilize the homeless.

The announcements come as the state is trying to reduce the number of homeless families living in hotels.


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