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Ribbon Cutting to Welcome New Housing

The coming Friday, March 22, Community Teamwork (CTI) will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Summer Street Apartments in Lowell.

The 10am event marks the completion of two years of planning and construction on a project that will provide 19 new permanent supportive housing units for individuals experiencing Homelessness.

Along with CTI officials, numerous elected officials are expected to attend including State Representatives Rodney Elliott, Vanna Howard, Lowell City Manager Tom Golden and Vice Mayor Paul Ratha Yem.

The units to be unveiled are efficiency apartments, each with its own bathroom and kitchenette.

Residents will benefit from a permanent supportive housing model which will include addressing their broader needs including access to food, transportation, and healthcare.

In addition, Community Teamwork will provide support in areas such as: access to employment, educational opportunities, financial literacy, help accessing state benefits, and legal support.

This project was funded in part through a combination of various public and private sources including, the City of Lowell (ARPA), Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (ARPA), Mass Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA), Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, and Santander Bank.

A special thanks goes to Studio 26 Design Collaborative LLC, Turman Design Services, LM Hayes Engineering Associates, TAJ Engineering, Charters Brothers Construction and its sub-contractors, the City of Lowell Inspectional Services, and the City of Lowell Fire Department.

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