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Breaking Down Barriers

The Housing Resource Center is proposed for 124 Manley Street, site of the former Brockton U.S. Army Reserve Center. The project will replicate the Yawkey Housing Resource Center, currently under construction in Quincy.

HRC Manley Street Exterior View (Updated Summer 2022)

The Brockton development will include a day center with supportive services and programs, an emergency shelter with 128 beds, and 32 units of permanent supportive housing.

In Brockton, the Housing Resource Center aims to address the significant disparities in Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino individuals experiencing homelessness as compared to the general population, and is even more pronounced in Brockton. In 2021, across our region:

  • 26% of individuals experiencing homelessness were Black (37% in Brockton) – they make up only 9% of the region’s general population, 17% of the population living in deep poverty, but more than a quarter of individuals experiencing homelessness

  • 9% of individuals experiencing homelessness were Hispanic/Latino (15% in Brockton) – they make up only 4% of the region’s general population, and 8% living in deep poverty

The Housing Resource Center aims to improve equitable access to housing through coordinated entry, a process designed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their needs.

FBMS is committed to improving assessment tools and training staff to ensure access to housing opportunities is equitable across all races/ethnicities and reflective of the greater population.

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