Engine 6 Project: Low Income Housing in Waban Round Up

Here’s a round up of links on the Engine 6 Project which is housing for homeless people.

Mayor faces heat for housing stance from The Boston Globe.

With his reelection campaign underway, Mayor Setti Warren of Newton stunned some of his supporters and gave grist to his opponents when he came out against funding a housing program for homeless people in Waban, one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

Viability of Newton’s Engine 6 project unclear in wake of Warren decision from Wicked Local Newton.

Warren described the proposed $3 million redevelopment of the historic Engine 6 station on Beacon Street as a “worthy proposal” for individuals and families in need, some of which “have not been served as well as they could in the past.” Despite those needs, Warren said he “can’t support the allocation of funding for the proposal at this time.”

 John Rice: Mayor Setti Warren made the right decision on Engine 6 from Wicked Local Newton

As a strong supporter of affordable housing and ward alderman for the Waban community, I am voicing my support for Mayor Warren’s withdrawal of the proposed Engine 6/Pine St. project.

Arons-Barron: Liberals were unfair to Setti Warren re: Engine 6 from Village 14.

Marjorie Arons-Barron writes that Newton liberals unfairly criticized Mayor Setti Warren over the recent affordable housing discussions around Engine 6. She was one of the affordable housing activists in the 60′s and recalls the importance of public dialogue during those days.

Hess-Mahan calls on Newton Mayor Warren to reconsider afford housing project from Village 14

Alderman-at-Large and Mayoral candidate Ted Hess-Mahan today called on Mayor Setti D. Warren to reconsider his decision to block funding for a proposal to build affordable housing for once homeless people at the former Engine 6 Fire Station in Waban.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren blocks homeless housing bid in Waban from Boston.com.

“There are several reasons why I cannot support the allocation of federal funding for the proposal at this time,” Warren said in a statement. “For an affordable housing project to move forward anywhere in the city, I believe it is essential that we first allow for an appropriate period of time for our residents to be heard.”

Opponent Criticizes Mayor’s Decision to Block Housing for Homeless from Newton Patch.

Alderman-at-Large Ted Hess-Mahan said the decision “stifled” public discussion into the project planned to be built in Waban.

Read more: Judge for yourself: PDF of Engine 6 Proposal.

Engine 6 Redevelopment Permanent Supportive Housing from Waban Area Council.



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