Engine 6 - Beacon Street
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We, the undersigned, oppose the proposal presented by Metro West Collaborative Development (MWCD) to develop, in partnership with the Pine Street Inn/Paul Sullivan Housing, "permanent supportive housing" for the "chronically homeless" (as defined by HUD) at Engine 6, 2042-2044 Beacon Street, Newton.
Serving chronically homeless in a suburban setting is unproven by the Metro West/Pine Street Inn groups and we feel the placement of a facility like this in a residential neighborhood is disadvantageous to all involved, including to the population which this project would seek to support.
We further feel the federal grant monies which MWCD seeks to fund this project could serve a larger number of Newton residents in need of affordable housing if applied in a different manner and that other opportunities to use these funds have not been adequately explored.