Grant funds will help renovate eight units of affordable sober housing for men at Miracle House in Springfield. Dismas House, Oakham, $125,000
Grant funding will help construct six new affordable housing units for families and individuals. Upon arriving at a sober-living house from rehab or detox, a woman can expect a safe and supportive environment that promotes long-term sobriety. The house managers will assist in helping her settle in and become familiar with the house rules and daily routine. She will receive help and support from those knowledgeable about addiction and recovery. Our team will guide you in developing healthy habits, setting goals, and addressing any challenges that may arise during the recovery process.
It’s all about people that need help finding a solid path to sobriety.The Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc., issues an annual Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit projects for funding. The proposals that are selected need to meet CCRI’s current priorities and eligibility categories. The grants are typically used as one-time gap funding for capital projects that increase or improve the stock of affordable sober housing in Massachusetts. Other proposals that provide services for residents in MassHousing-financed rental housing, specifically those that address alcohol and/or drug abuse or addiction, are also considered for funding. CCRI grant recipients must be 501c3 non-profit organizations and matching funds must be provided. All proposals and applicant qualifications are stringently reviewed and vetted by MassHousing. The grants come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc. (CCRI), a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that helps nonprofits create or preserve affordable sober housing in Massachusetts for individuals in recovery. MassHousing (The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency) is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. The Agency raises capital by selling bonds and lends the proceeds to low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners, and to developers who build or preserve affordable and/or mixed-income rental housing.
StandardsMassHousing does not use taxpayer dollars to sustain its operations, although it administers some publicly funded programs on behalf of the Commonwealth. Since its inception, MassHousing has provided more than $27.5 billion for affordable housing. Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation, Boston, $75,000
Grant mash sober housing funds will help create 14 new affordable sober housing units for individuals in advanced recovery in Allston. South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Worcester, $14,750
MassHousing grant funds will help rehabilitate 19 single-room occupancy units of affordable sober housing for women at Pax House in Worcester. The Rise Against Addiction Scholarship is intended to offer financial assistance to men and women who are in recovery and are seeking to secure safe and reputable housing in a MASH Certified Sober Living Program. Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, $23,600
Grant funds will help support new resiliency and recovery support services, and job-readiness skills for women in recovery in Boston, Lynn and Springfield. Victory Programs, Inc., Boston, $25,000
Grant funds will be used for startup costs for the Victory Connector, a new program to provide services for individuals at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston.
Rise Above Sober Living MassachusettsAs of October 4, we are temporarily pausing new applications to this scholarship program. We are active from the local to the state level, continuously advocating for the rights of sober home residents and operators. Amenities include on site laundry, air conditioning, parking, full kitchens, living/dining rooms and quick access to public transportation. North Star Family Services, Leominster, $125,000
Grant funds will help create 14 units of affordable supportive housing for families in Leominster. The scholarship is a valuable resource for those in recovery who may face financial barriers in accessing safe and supportive living environments as they continue on their journey toward sustained sobriety. We regularly inspect all member sober homes to ensure safety, quality, and the building of a community of recovery. Are you a state agency, licensed provider, individual, or family looking for a MASH-certified sober home? All MASH-certified sober homes follow the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standards and have been independently inspected. We are deeply committed to supporting individuals in recovery, and we understand the importance of this scholarship to many of you.