Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and City officials turned out for the groundbreaking ceremony for two new single-family homes being built in Malden by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (Habitat).
The one time blighted parcels located at 964-968 Main Street opposite Pine Banks Park were acquired several years ago by the MRA. They will be redeveloped into single-family housing for two income-eligible families who were selected through a lottery conducted by Habitat.
On hand for the groundbreaking were MRA Executive Director Deborah Burke, MRA Board Chair Michael Williams, MRA Executive Assistant Sherrill Hachey, MRA HOME Director Jim Barnes, Mayor Gary Christenson, Councillors-at Large Debbie DeMaria and Steve Winslow, Habitat President & CEO Lark Palermo and Habitat Board Chair Robert Kenney.
Habitat will also build a six-unit townhouse development on the abutting problem property at 974-1000 Main Street which was acquired by MRA and sold to Habitat.