|A plan to temporarily reopen Hotel Indigo at Riverside Station to provide emergency housing for local families is moving forward, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced last night.
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development is negotiating a contract with Catholic Charities of Boston and Mark Development, owner of the currently closed Indigo, for families experiencing homelessness with children (under 21) and pregnant women.
Under the two-year contract, Mark Development would renovate portions of the hotel between now and August to accommodate 59 families and support services, Fuller added.
“While this is a state initiative, our teams at City Hall and Newton Public Schools are looking forward to and getting prepared to help these families while they are here in Newton,” Fuller wrote.
"I feel this is not just an important responsibility but also a privilege to help these families at such a difficult time in their lives and I am confident that we will work together as a community to welcome and support them,” she added.
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