LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauds $860,000 of federal funding secured for members of the national NeighborWorks network serving Massachusetts’ Third District. NeighborWorks supports efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs.
Third District partners receiving these federal funds include:
Coalition for a Better Acre in Lowell: $297,000
NewVue Communities, Inc. in Fitchburg: $311,000
Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc. in Lawrence: $252,000
“Growing up, my family would have struggled with the rising costs of living affecting families across our district. That’s why I’ve been working around the clock to deliver the policies and investments necessary to drive down prices and help folks succeed. I couldn’t be prouder to secure this federal NeighborWorks funding, which will help build affordable housing units in communities across our district and create good-paying jobs in the process,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “Organizations like NewVue Communities, Lawrence CommunityWorks, and Coalition for a Better Acre have already done terrific work on housing affordability, and I look forward to seeing these federal funds bolster their efforts.”
“At CBA, we strive for Lowell’s neighborhoods to be affordable, vibrant, and diverse places of choice where residents are engaged leaders in their community. We are grateful to Congresswoman Trahan for being a champion in this work and ensuring a brighter future for housing in Lowell,” said Yun-Ju Choi, Executive Director of Coalition for a Better Acre. “Without flexible funds from NeighborWorks America, we couldn’t be as nimble as we are to develop and implement programs and services as needs arise. Thank you, Congresswoman, for your advocacy!”
Since Trahan first took office in 2019, she has supported legislation to increase funding for the NeighborWorks by $20 million, from $150 million to $170 million. The funding comes just months after Trahan also secured $2,116,000 for Lawrence CommunityWorks to complete the transformational redevelopment of Lawrence’s East Island neighborhood from neglected post-industrial wasteland to vibrant mixed-use community.