State Will House Boston Homeless In Cottages On Shattuck Hospital Campus

A similar temporary cottage village from the company Pallet, built for homeless veterans by the West Los Angeles Campus of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department. Photo: U.S. Veterans Affairs Department, West L.A. Campus.

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The state is planning to shelter more than two dozen homeless Boston residents at a temporary community on the Shattuck Hospital campus in Jamaica Plain.

That plan, confirmed through a state official to WBZ NewsRadio, would establish a temporary community of "cottages" for people to stay in before moving on to more stable housing. An internal email sent around by state Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders on Monday gave details on the plan, which would provide housing for up to 30 people. Sudders specifically mentions the ongoing "humanitarian crisis" at Mass. and Cass in the South End in the email.

The "Temporary Cottage Community," will be built on a part of the Shattuck's 13 acre property. The 18 cottages — each of which will house one to two people — will come from the company Pallet, and will be lockable, with climate control and storage.

The email said security will be 24/7 at the cottages, to protect the residents, staff, and surrounding community in Jamaica Plain. People living there will get meals and laundry, along with case management and mental health and addiction services.

Residents will be able to move in to the cottages starting in December.

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