The Valley Breeze: Thanks to nonprofit group, families move into new homes for the holidays

By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD, Valley Breeze Contributing Writer

CENTRAL FALLS - Carmen Catalan says she couldn't be happier to be home for the holidays this year. She and her family settled into a newly renovated affordable housing unit at 39-41 Knight St. in Central Falls on Dec. 1.

During a Nov. 27 ribbon-cutting ceremony with more than 100 people in attendance, Catalan shed tears of happiness as she stood in her new kitchen, surrounded by family, friends and local officials.

Struggling to put into words how happy she was, Catalan pointed to the front bay window as the spot where she plans to put her Christmas tree.

“This unit is beautiful. I am very happy and feel excited about moving into our new home,” she said. “I feel that making this move is going to be helpful to my family because it is going to be affordable for my family. Having opportunities like affordable housing is needed for all families.”

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