In a ceremony held at the Brewster Council on Aging on November 19, 2019, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito announced that Brewster has been awarded a $1.68 million MassWorks grant. The grant will support Brewster Woods, a housing project that will create 30 new affordable apartments.
Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Michael Kennealy also participated and commented on the value of MassWorks grants in building strong communities. Other officials in attendance included Massachusetts Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan and Cape and Islands State Senator Julian Cyr.
Brewster Select Board member Ben deRuyter who serves as chair of Brewster’s Affordable Housing Trust, said this housing project will help address the Cape’s housing crisis, and that it is vital to Brewster residents.
Brewster Woods, to be built off Brewster Road, is a joint project of the Housing Assistance Corporation and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). The development will be a mix of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments. The Town of Brewster voted to contribute $550,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to the project.
Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Press Office (photographer is Joshua Qualls/Governor's Press Office)