Metropolis approves proposal to transform Dorchester Consolation Inn into housing for previously homeless people


The challenge, from the Pine Road Inn and The Neighborhood Builders Inc., will create 99 new models of everlasting supportive housing within the constructing at 900 Morrissey Blvd.

Comfort Inn in Dorchester
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The Boston Planning and Growth Company’s board on Thursday approved a proposal from two native nonprofits to transform a Consolation Inn in Dorchester into everlasting supportive housing for previously homeless folks. 

The approval comes regardless of going through some neighborhood backlash in opposition to the challenge. The proposal was developed in partnership with Pine Road Inn, the most important homeless service supplier in New England, and nonprofit actual property developer The Neighborhood Builders Inc., or TCB, to create housing particularly for individuals who have skilled continual homelessness. 

The proposed redevelopment of the lodge at 900 Morrissey Blvd. initially known as for the creation of between 105 and 110 models of furnished, everlasting supportive housing for previously homeless people. However following a collection of public conferences since final fall, the challenge authorized Thursday by the town will as an alternative see the creation of as much as 99 new “compact studio models.” The bottom ground will function business workplace house, and the property will embrace neighborhood areas for constructing residents, who should earn lower than 30 % of the Space Median Revenue.

The constructing will function 24/7 on-site safety, in addition to property administration, and supportive companies for residents, who Pine Road Inn and TCB have stated will probably be 62 years previous and older with a mean month-to-month earnings of $898. The supportive companies on website for the residents will embrace case administration, behavioral well being, and in a single day staffing. 

Potential tenants will undergo a screening course of to be positioned within the constructing, in accordance with the nonprofits.

Originally posted 2023-05-12 16:17:32.