MBTA Announces New Affordable Housing Projects In Five Communities

Photo: Chaiel Schaffel/WBZ NewsRadio

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday, the MBTA announced the completion of approximately 1,000 units of housing through collaborative agreements to provide affordable housing within proximity to public transit services. One of the recently completed housing projects includes the 18.98-acre site at Attleboro Station.  

At a ceremony on Friday, General Manager of the MBTA Phillip Eng and Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities Ed Augustus joined Attleboro Officials to celebrate this site, which was an idea that began over 30 years ago under the former late mayor of Attleboro, Judy Robbins according to an MBTA press release.  

Read More: MBTA Announces Completion Of Track Work On Red Line After Days Of Closures

“Housing near public transit is good housing policy, it’s good transportation policy, and it’s good climate policy, “ said Secretary Ed Augustus.  

“We know that a sound transportation system is vital to ensuring and improving quality of life for riders, communities, and businesses that we serve. These collaborative agreements are a testament to the power of partnerships as we all strive to address the need for housing,” said General Manager Eng.  

Mayor of Attleboro, Cathleen DeSimone expressed that this project reflects the future of affordable housing in the community.  

“In Attleboro and beyond, the key to solving our housing shortage is boldly building more homes and various types of housing across price points,” DeSimone said.  

In addition to the substantial housing project in Attleboro, there are four other MBTA transit-oriented housing development agreements in the communities of Salem, Winchester, Boston, and Swampscott.  

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App | TikTok      

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content