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Plan for homeless facility in Newton hits snag

The developers of a controversial proposal to build affordable housing for formerly homeless people in Newton say they will move forward with their plan, despite an announcement from Mayor Setti Warren last week saying he would not approve funding for the project.

“We don’t give up easily,” said Jennifer Van Campen, executive director of Metro West Collaborative Development. The private, nonprofit organization has proposed a partnership with Boston’s Pine Street Inn to turn a historic former firehouse on Beacon Street in Newton’s Waban section into apartments for nine chronically homeless people, and a residential staff member.

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