Father Bill’s and MainSpring representatives, government officials and members of the community came together to celebrate the completion of the new $4 million residential building to house the homeless at 682 N. Main St., Brockton, MA. The 23 apartments, with 12 set aside for veterans, was possible from funding that came from a mixture of private and public funding sources.
The new, three-story Montello Welcome Home Again building will provide “permanent, supportive housing” for the homeless, including 12 with a preference for military veterans. Located at the former site of Catholic Charities and Phaneuf Hospital, the ribbon cutting celebrated the project’s completion with a large group of veterans, elected officials and community leaders in attendance.
Cutis Construction completed Phase I of this project in 2016, Father Bill’s and MainSpring Jack’s Place and Patti’s House, a similar supportive housing complex, is locates across the street, and is where 20 formerly homeless individuals and two formerly homeless families now live.
Residents of Montello Welcome Home Again are expected to be able to occupy their new homes in December.
“We are proud to have worked with Father Bill’s and MainSpring to provide much needed housing for the area’s veterans and homeless. It feels good at the end of a project to know that the work we do can help change people’s lives,” Curtis Construction’s President, John Curtis said.
As part of its “housing first” approach, Father Bill’s and MainSpring have about 500 permanent supportive housing units in Southeastern Massachusetts. The nonprofit also operates the downtown Brockton emergency homeless shelter, calling the MainSpring House.
Located in Stoughton, MA, Curtis Construction provides general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private developers and non-profit organizations located throughout Massachusetts and Southern New England. Our projects range from small tenant fit-outs to new ground-up construction to complex adaptive re-use, often with substantial complexities. You can learn more about Curtis Construction at www.curtiscon.com, or give John a call at 781-344-2838.