MassHousing recently awarded $75,000 to help create six new units of affordable sober housing for homeless veterans in Weymouth.
The grant will come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations Inc., a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that supports nonprofits that create or preserve affordable sober housing in Massachusetts for recovering substance abusers.
“Substance abuse is one of the biggest obstacles to many of our veterans being able to live independent and productive lives,’’ MassHousing Executive Director Timothy C. Sullivan said in a statement. “This sober housing in Weymouth and in many other places around the state helps these veterans confront and overcome their addiction in a safe and sober setting that increases their chances of success.’’
NeighborWorks of Southern Massachusetts will receive the grant in the latest round of funding and plans to demolish an existing structure and build a new building containing six affordable units for homeless veterans.
Other funding came from the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the town of Weymouth and Blue Hills Bank.