Walsh, Baker Help Break Ground On New Affordable Housing in Dorchester

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Providing enough affordable housing remains one of the biggest challenges for the City of Boston and the Walsh Administration, they're chipping away at the problem, by building a new complex in the city's largest neighborhood.

With shovels in hand, Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker helped to break ground on the new Brookview House in Dorchester.

The $5.5 Million dollar facility will offer 12 units of affordable housing for mothers and children experiencing homelessness

“It's also gonna house, not just living space, but classrooms, support centers and the city's tech goes home program. this is the heart and soul of our housing plan - to be able to allow people who grew up in a neighborhood like this, to stay in a neighborhood like this. that's really what our plan is all about.” said Walsh

Brookview already has two other affordable housing facilities in the city --  the new one is slated to open in June 2019.

WBZ Newsradio1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

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