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YWCA works on affordable housing

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The YWCA Greater Newburyport has started work on the expansion of the Marjorie Lynn House at 11 Market St., a home the organization acquired in 1998 and uses for affordable housing for homeless households. The work “represents the culmination of dreams for many board members and community activists,” according to the Y. The state in April 2012 awarded just over $1.2 million to the organization to expand its affordable housing program, making it possible to leverage private support. The YWCA Greater Newburyport began providing affordable housing to women in 1885. In 1890 , the organization acquired 13 Market St. to expand its affordable housing program. When the nonprofit’s current construction project is completed, the Marjorie Lynn House will serve eight homeless households and two households in which at least one member is disabled; Newburyport currently has just six such units for low-income households.

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