Senator John Kerry Monday, Oct. 4 announced two Massachusetts towns, Brockton and Malden, have received more than $1.5 million to help disabled Americans with affordable housing. Brockton and Malden will receive the housing assistance through 150 rental assistance vouchers which will help disabled individuals into safe, accessible housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities Program. Brockton is expected to receive 100 vouchers in excess of $1 million. The Housing Authority in Brockton will be dispersing the vouchers.
“At a time when affordable housing is increasingly scarce, housing for the disabled is even more critical. This investment means independence and mobility for hundreds of Massachusetts citizens living with disabilities in Brockton and Malden. It means accessible homes that support their needs,” Kerry said in a released statement.