BOSTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (d-Malden), along with Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, and Representatives John Olver, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, and Richard Neal, today announced that Massachusetts will receive $56,550,634 to provide housing and services to the homeless throughout the state.

The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program, will provide transitional, rental, and permanent housing as well as a host of services to help homeless individuals and families move towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

Expanded access to affordable and safe housing in each of these Commonwealth communities will help to significantly reduce the number of Massachusetts families who may experience homelessness this year. I welcome these critical federal grants and Bay State families will welcome the care that these programs provide on their journey towards a stable, secure, and economically self-sufficient future,” said Rep. Markey.

“Getting struggling families off the streets and on the path to permanent housing and work is critical for our society and our economy. Homelessness is a year round problem that needs a long-term solution and this investment is a step forward,” said Sen. Kerry.

“During these tough economic times, many of our citizens are struggling to make ends meet and need help getting back on their feet. These resources will play a comprehensive role helping those in need, and I am pleased our communities are receiving them,” said Sen. Brown.

“During these difficult economic times with high under employment and lingering high unemployment, people are struggling to find a job that pays the rent and supports their families.  As we continue to rebuild our economy, I am very supportive of the Administration’s efforts to keep people in their homes and provide them with shelter during these cold winter months,” said Rep. Olver.

“I’m very pleased that Attleboro, Fall River and Worcester will be receiving these funds. Providing support for the homeless is particularly critical during these difficult economic times,” said Rep. McGovern.

"Helping homeless individuals and families get off the street and find safe housing is something we should be doing at all times, but this effort takes on additional urgency during difficult economic periods where increasing numbers of people are at risk. These fund released today will provide a lifeline to vulnerable citizens in Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill as well as in other areas of the Commonwealth,” said Rep. Tsongas.

“As we continue to experience some of the most severe weather of the winter season, the neediest individuals in western and central Massachusetts must not be forgotten.  These timely federal grants will be a great help to the homeless community throughout the Connecticut River Valley. It will bring them food, shelter and relief as they work to move out of homelessness,” said Rep. Neal.

The following cities, towns, and programs across Massachusetts have received funding:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - $8,132,774


Adams - $136,491


Family Life Support Center, Inc.



Attleboro - $92,235


New Hope Inc



Boston - $20,125,949


City of Boston



Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc.



Massachusetts Department of Mental Health



Pine Street Inn Inc.



Brookline - $191,895


Brookline Community Mental Health Center



Cambridge - $4,255,808


City of Cambridge



Cambridge Housing Authority



Heading Home Inc.






Transition House Family Development Program



Fall River - $1,788,677


City of Fall River



Catholic Social Services of Fall River



South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.


Fitchburg – $91,018


Twin Cities Community Development Corporation



Framingham - $1,135,779


Advocates Inc.



MetroWest Legal Services Inc.



South Middlesex Opportunity Council



Wayside Youth & Family Support Network



Gloucester - $114,400


Action  Inc.



Haverhill - $696,686


Haverhill Housing Authority



Emmaus Inc.



Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc.



Hyannis - $826,361


Barnstable Housing Authority



Duffy Health Center Inc.



Housing Assistance Corporation



Housing For All Corporation



Lawrence - $370,233


City of Lawrence



Merrimack Valley Young Men’s Christian Organization



YWCA of Greater Lawrence, Inc.



Lowell - $869,161


City of Lowell



Lynn - $2,139,331


Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development



Lynn Shelter Association



Malden - $723,407


Malden Housing Authority



Housing Families Inc



Tri-City Community Action Program



New Bedford - $1,691,470


City of New Bedford



Newburyport  - $218,649


Turning Point, Inc.



Newton - $12,616


Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization



Newtonville - $439,673


The Second Step, Inc



Northampton - $1,441,586


City of Northampton



Peabody -  $173,758


North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc.



Pittsfield - $194,878


Berkshire Community Action Council



Provincetown - $70,560


Provincetown Housing Authority



Quincy - $3,196,885


City of Quincy



Father Bills & Mindspring, Inc.



Somerville - $1,708,744


Somerville Homeless Coalition



Somerville Community Corporation



Somerville Housing Authority






Springfield - $1,165,330


City of Springfield



Taunton - $494,385


Community Counseling of Bristol County, Inc.



Wareham - $42,000


South Shore Housing Development Corporation



Worcester - $5,266,243


City of Worcester



Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance



Community Healthlink, Inc