Lt. Governor Polito announces funding for Latham’s Wareham/Sandwich project

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced at a press conference Tuesday that Latham Centers’ Headwaters Replacement Project is the recipient of approximately $1.8 million in federal and state grant funding. The two new single-story, ADA-compliant, five-bedroom group residences will be built in Wareham and Sandwich, replacing aging group homes in West Yarmouth. Latham was one of seven organizations announced as Supportive Housing Award recipients at the press conference. The Lt. Governor said roughly $8 million total in funding will support the creation or preservation of nearly 100 total units of supportive housing.

Pictured above at the press conference (held at Hokum Rock in Dennis): Latham President Anne McManus receives the award letter from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito; flanked by (to their left) State Senator Julian Cyr; State Representative Timothy Whelan; Housing & Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan; and (to their right) Latham Board Chair Jeni Landers; and State Representative Sarah Peake. Also pictured, Anne and Jeni are joined by Latham Centers CFO Maggie French and HUD Consultant Chip Gagnier.

The announcement highlighted the dedication of all seven recipient organizations whose good work supports those in need. The grant awards include funding from the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund, combined with state housing subsidy funds. Anne McManus said the award is the culmination of the efforts of longtime partners in federal and state government, particularly the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC). We have also received critical support from our local governments through community preservation grants in Sandwich, as well as CPA and Housing Trust grants from the town of Wareham. Anne said Latham Centers and our Adult Services Program serving individuals with complex special needs (including Prader-Willi syndrome) are excited to bring this vision to reality. “With these awards, we are closer to bringing our residents into comfortable new homes in Wareham and Sandwich, where our incredible Latham staff will provide support, training, and care.”

In addition to expressing our sincere appreciation for this grant funding, Latham Centers would like to congratulate our friends at FORWARD at the Rock in Dennis, the other Cape Cod-based grant funding recipient announced at this week’s press conference.

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