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May

14

2021

Athol Daily News » Greg Vine
Athol: Town Mgr. urges housing at old school

ATHOL --- Town Manager Shaun Suhoski has sent a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals, urging them to support zoning that would allow the nonprofit NewVue Communities of Fitchburg to preserve and renovate the historic Bigelow and Riverbend Schools into 53 mixed-income apartments. “We have the ability, right before us, right before this entire community to preserve history and to provide housing that is indisputably needed,' he wrote.

May

11

2021

Waltham News Tribune » Brianna Polanco
Waltham: CDC has put out $370K in rent assistance

WALTHAM --- Due to increased need during COVID-19, a Waltham-based nonprofit has broadened its scope in providing assistance to low-income tenants. Since last year, WATCH CDC has distributed $370,000 in grants for rent, utilities, food, and other needs, helped more than 350 apply for state or city rent assistance and has launched an education campaign that urges tenants to seek rent assistance rather than move out of their apartment. The effort builds upon WATCH's established housing clinic, which assists 300-500 households a year.

May

11

2021

The Patriot Ledger » Wheeler Cowperthwaite
Norwell: Voters nix housing on town land

NORWELL --- At spring Town Meeting, residents defeated an effort to bring more affordable housing to Norwell, voting 297-138 to approve a citizen’s petition directing the Select Board to designate 6.3 acres of town land behind the Wildcat Hill subdivision as conservation land. Norwell’s Community Housing Trust had pursued having the land developed into 24-units of mixed-income housing, in accordance with a 2004 Town Meeting vote that it be used for affordable housing.

May

4

2021

Brockton Enterprise » Darvence Chery
Brockton: Eviction filings on the rise

BROCKTON --- Since the state's eviction moratorium ended in October, landlords have filed over 265 eviction cases, with nearly half since the first week of February, according to a report by the Brockton Enterprise based on from the Massachusetts Trial Courts.

May

4

2021

Arlington.gov
Arlington: 3rd round of emergency rent funding

ARLINGTON --- With federal money and a grant from the Community Preservation Act Committee, the Town of Arlington is announcing a third round of rental assistance funding for income-eligible households that have been impacted by COVID-19.

April

30

2021

Universal Hub » Adam Gaffin
Boston: Homeless housing nixed for lack of parking

BOSTON --- The Zoning Board of Appeal rejected a proposal to replace a crumbling 10-unit building with 23 apartments for homeless families after residents in the Wales St. neighborhood voiced concern that the new building would not include any parking for any of the formerly homeless residents who might have cars.

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