Funding Awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today hailed the release of $1 million to the City of Everett for necessary road and sidewalk reconstruction of four city roads and for critical social service programming upgrades. The funding will be awarded through a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Massachusetts’ Department of Housing and Community Development.
“This important funding is an economic win-win for the City of Everett, as it will create jobs while improving the quality of life for local residents,” said Markey. “I commend Mayor DeMaria for aggressively pursuing this award for his city.”
A portion of the $1 million award will go toward repairing the following Everett roads: Evelyn, County, Malden, and Reynolds. The improvement of these roads is vital to the safety and security of area residents and all Everett citizens.
Another portion of the award will help improve vital social services for Everett residents such as: after-school programming, elder home-based services and literacy, food pantry and legal aid programs.
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