Boston – MassHousing has awarded a total of $627,350 in grant funding to create 46 new affordable sober housing units and preserve and additional 35 sober homes for men, women, families and senior citizens in eight communities.
The grants come from 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.
The CCRI grants include:
South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Worcester, $14,750
Grant funds will help rehabilitate 19 single-room occupancy units of affordable sober housing for women at Pax House in Worcester.
Victory Programs, Inc., Boston, $25,000
Grant funds will be used for startup costs for the Victory Connector, a new program to provide services for individuals at Massachusetts Avenue and MelneaCass Boulevard in Boston.
Dismas House, Oakham, $125,000
Grant funding will help construct six new affordable housing units for families and individuals.
Mental Health Association, Springfield, $75,000
Grant funds will help acquire and rehabilitate the eight-unit Able House for men in Springfield.
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, $23,600
Grant funds will help support new resiliency and recovery support services, and job-readiness skills for women in recovery in Boston, Lynn and Springfield.
Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation, Boston, $75,000
Grant funds will help create 14 new affordable sober housing units for individuals in advanced recovery in Allston.
Lowell House, Lowell, $75,000
Grant funds will help renovate a carriage house creating two affordable sober housing units for women at Saving Grace in Lowell.
Partners in Housing, Dartmouth, $75,000
Grant funds will help create 10 new sober housing units for senior citizens with mental health needs at Mendes Monteiro House in Dartmouth.
North Star Family Services, Leominster, $125,000
Grant funds will help create 14 units of affordable supportive housing for families in Leominster.
Gandara Center, Springfield, $14,000
Grant funds will help renovate eight units of affordable sober housing for men at Miracle House in Springfield.