Jan 19, 2011: Markey, Delegation: Massachusetts Earns $56 Million to Aid Homeless

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.

$136,491

 

Attleboro - $92,235

 

New Hope Inc

$92,235

 

Boston - $20,125,949

 

City of Boston

$19,826,657

 

Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc.

$50,972

 

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

$220,320

 

Pine Street Inn Inc.

$28,000

 

Brookline - $191,895

 

Brookline Community Mental Health Center

$191,895

 

Cambridge - $4,255,808

 

City of Cambridge

$2,825,165

 

Cambridge Housing Authority

$292,320

 

Heading Home Inc.

$1,101,158

 

Just-A-Start

$23,100

 

Transition House Family Development Program

$14,073

 

Fall River - $1,788,677

 

City of Fall River

$1,495,734

 

Catholic Social Services of Fall River

$176,988

 

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

$24,937

Fitchburg – $91,018

 

Twin Cities Community Development Corporation

$91,018

 

Framingham - $1,135,779

 

Advocates Inc.

$656,174

 

MetroWest Legal Services Inc.

$48,506

 

South Middlesex Opportunity Council

$195,278

 

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

$235,821

 

Gloucester - $114,400

 

Action  Inc.

$114,400

 

Haverhill - $696,686

 

Haverhill Housing Authority

$140,832

 

Emmaus Inc.

$420,367

 

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc.

$135,487

 

Hyannis - $826,361

 

Barnstable Housing Authority

$481,248

 

Duffy Health Center Inc.

$32,886

 

Housing Assistance Corporation

$268,027

 

Housing For All Corporation

$44,200

 

Lawrence - $370,233

 

City of Lawrence

$101,618

 

Merrimack Valley Young Men’s Christian Organization

$80,665

 

YWCA of Greater Lawrence, Inc.

$187,950

 

Lowell - $869,161

 

City of Lowell

$869,161

 

Lynn - $2,139,331

 

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

$1,928,185

 

Lynn Shelter Association

$211,146

 

Malden - $723,407

 

Malden Housing Authority

$137,880

 

Housing Families Inc

$127,234

 

Tri-City Community Action Program

$458,203

 

New Bedford - $1,691,470

 

City of New Bedford

$1,691,470

 

Newburyport  - $218,649

 

Turning Point, Inc.

$218,649

 

Newton - $12,616

 

Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization

$12,616

 

Newtonville - $439,673

 

The Second Step, Inc

$439,673

 

Northampton - $1,441,586

 

City of Northampton

$1,441,586

 

Peabody -  $173,758

 

North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc.

$173,758

 

Pittsfield - $194,878

 

Berkshire Community Action Council

$194,878

 

Provincetown - $70,560

 

Provincetown Housing Authority

$70,560

 

Quincy - $3,196,885

 

City of Quincy

$2,852,932

 

Father Bills & Mindspring, Inc.

$343,953

 

Somerville - $1,708,744

 

Somerville Homeless Coalition

$1,177,456

 

Somerville Community Corporation

$16,769

 

Somerville Housing Authority

$128,640

 

CASPAR, Inc.

$385,879

 

Springfield - $1,165,330

 

City of Springfield

$1,165,330

 

Taunton - $494,385

 

Community Counseling of Bristol County, Inc.

$494,385

 

Wareham - $42,000

 

South Shore Housing Development Corporation

$42,000

 

Worcester - $5,266,243

 

City of Worcester

$1,942,111

 

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

$2,713,223 

 

Community Healthlink, Inc

$610,909