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Affordable housing units get $25.8m in assistance

Nine housing projects across the state — from Roxbury to Springfield — will receive a total of $25.8 million in affordable housing funds and tax credits, the state said Friday.

The funding includes $17.2 million in state and federal subsidies and $8.4 million in low-income tax credits, according to the Department of Housing and Community Development. It is expected to create 694 housing units and some 600 construction jobs.

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“Creating affordable housing helps to generate jobs, grow local businesses, and strengthen our communities,” Governor Deval Patrick sid in a prepared statement.

Seven months ago, Patrick announced a goal to create 10,000 units of multi-family housing each year through 2020.

The projects are in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Falmouth, Shrewsbury, Brockton, and Springfield. Among the recipients is the Roxbury Multi-Service Center; it plans to rehabilitate a vacant three-story building to create eight apartments for homeless families.

Jenifer B. McKim can be reached at jmckim@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jbmckim.
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