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.

“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.

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