BOSTON--MassHousing has awarded $300,000 tohelp create or preserve affordable sober housing in four Massachusetts communities.

The grants come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc. (CCRI), a nonprofit subsidiary of MassHousing that focuses on producing or preserving affordable housing for recovering substance abusers.

Grants of $75,000 were awarded to:

  • EMH Recovery in Brockton to help create six new units for women at the EMH Recovery Graduate House;
  • Lowell House, Inc., in Lowell to help create 10 new units for women at Saving Grace;
  • Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts in Springfield to help create 19 new units for male and female veterans at Cass Street Veterans Housing; and
  • Community Healthlink, Inc., in Worcester to help preserve 11 units for men and women.

CCRI has awarded nearly $6 million in grants for more than 1,400 units of substance-free housing in more than 30 communities.