Gov. Patrick: $65M In Federal, State Housing Help

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Gov. Deval Patrick is announcing nearly $65 million in state and federal aid that he said will help build 25 rental housing projects across Massachusetts.

The administration said Monday that the developments will create or preserve nearly 1,100 rental units, including about 1,000 for low- and moderate-income working families.

Of that 1,000, 190 will be set aside for families and individuals trying to make the transition out of homelessness.

The aid comes in the form of federal low-income housing tax credits and state housing subsidies.

Patrick said the housing projects will also help create about 1,500 construction jobs.

The 15 communities receiving the housing help include: Acton, Arlington, Beverly, Boston, Cambridge, Chicopee, Danvers, Gloucester, Lee, Lunenburg, Mashpee, New Bedford, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester.

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