Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has teamed up with local politicians to introduce a new project that would bring homes to those in need.
During a press conference on Monday, Baker announced that 1,400 units of housing will be created for those that are homeless or considered low-income. Out of those 1,400 units, 90 percent will be qualified for affordable housing. Forty-six of those units will benefit the homeless who utilize resources at Boston's St. Francis House.
"While we are here to talk about housing, we understand that it doesn't just end with housing," said Karen Lafrazia, Executive Director-St. Francis House. "To ensure that people not only have a place to live, but they can thrive in their new homes."
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St. Francis House already has more than 50 units. The new units will be available in 18 months.