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May 18, 2022
 
Five Massachusetts Nonprofits Get $235K for Sober Housing

March 22, 2022 —The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, a quasi-public agency that finances affordable housing in the state, today announced it granted $245,845 to five Bay State nonprofit organizations to preserve and create new sober housing units.

The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) said the funding will create 22 new affordable sober housing units and preserve and additional 45 sober homes for men, women, and families in five communities. 

Funding the grants is the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc. (CCRI), a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that helps nonprofits create or preserve affordable sober housing in Massachusetts for individuals in recovery.  

Having a quality home in a sober setting is critical for the success of people overcoming addiction,” said MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay. “MassHousing is pleased to provide these grants through CCRI to create and preserve this vital sober housing for men, women, and families in communities across the Commonwealth.”  

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Coalition for a Better Acre, Lowell: $25,000  to help establish a revolving loan fund to support residents in recovery maintain their housing in Lowell. 

  • Housing Support, Inc., Amesbury: $50,000 to help renovate 10 affordable sober efficiency apartments for women in Amesbury. 

  • NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, Attleboro: $75,000 to help create 22 new affordable sober efficiency apartments for men and women in Attleboro.

  • St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Boston: $72,000 to support fire and safety improvements to preserve 12 units of affordable sober housing for young families in Boston.

  • Steppingstone, Inc., Fall River: $23,845 to help upgrade a heating system and facilitate other renovations to preserve sober housing for 23 men in Fall River.
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