Malden officials discuss $6.7M elderly public housing grant

Wicked Local Malden
January 18, 2017

At an event recently held at the Forestdale Housing Community Room, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, on behalf of Gov. Charlie Baker, and undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay announced $17.8 million in funding to be provided for the rehabilitation of public elderly housing units in the cities of Malden, Chelsea, Ipswich and Gloucester.

Malden Housing Authority will receive a $6,695,000 award for the rehabilitation of 103 units at the Forestdale development.

Malden Housing Authority Executive Director Steve Finn applied for the grant last September through the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Modernizing Public Housing and Supporting Elders Program, which works in collaboration with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. ModPHASE seeks to preserve and modernize public housing communities with high-capital needs and facilitate stronger relationships between local housing authorities and local elder service agencies. The program also supports the capacity for current and future public housing residents to age in their communities.

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