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Senate bill would add $3.5 million to Cape housing efforts

November 17, 2021

Senator Moran

A bill passed by the state Senate to address COVID-19 recovery needs includes amendments worth $3.5 million that would help boost Cape rental housing stock as well as provide rental subsidies for early educators and human service workers.

“If we do not fundamentally change our course on housing, year-round working communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will continue to erode,” state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, said in a release Monday.

Cyr partnered with state Sen. Susan Moran, D-Falmouth, to add the amendments as part of legislation to distribute funding the state received from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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