The Valley Breeze: Grant funding not part of showers for homeless

Marchetti: We're back to the 'Little House' days

PAWTUCKET - No Community Development Block Grant funding from the city went toward the construction of recently closed showers for the homeless at 185 Dexter St., say officials.

City Councilor Terry Mercer, at a July 10 meeting, asked for information on whether the CDBG funds went toward the shower facilities previously located at 185 Dexter St. He was responding to a Breeze story a week earlier detailing how House of Hope's ACCESS-RI program had to leave the property, cutting off its shower amenities for the city's homeless.

Officials frequently hear how Pawtucket Central Falls Development does good work, said Mercer, but “this seems to be a little askew” that the agency as landlord would push the group out. He said he wanted assurances that the funds did not go to the shower facilities.

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