Mayor Brian Arrigo and the Department of Planning and Community Development have provided community organizations and municipal agencies in Revere with a total of $ 660,000 through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Each awarded organization successfully demonstrates an ability to prevent, prepare for and / or respond to the pandemic as well as serve primarily low to moderate income Revere residents.
“The pandemic has increased the need for collaborative approaches to economic recovery,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “The CDBG program is an incredible opportunity for partners and community organizations. I am grateful for all the work they have done throughout the pandemic and I know they will use this grant to improve our community. “
The following non-profit organizations and municipal services will receive funding from the CDBG:
Cambridge Health Alliance: Cambridge Health Alliance will establish a Revere Youth and Young Adult Career Pathways program. The program will focus on exploring healthcare-related career paths and leadership development. A Youth Advisory Council will also be created to help guide program development, overall structure and support services.
Cambridge Health Alliance: Cambridge Health Alliance will enroll 15 Revere residents in its community health worker training program.
Interurban Community Action Programs (CAPIC): CAPIC will provide rental or mortgage assistance to revered households facing eviction or relocation of their homes.
CONNECT: CONNECT, in partnership with Revere Works, will hire a bilingual job navigator to provide one-on-one job navigation services, including resume writing, interview preparation, job orientation, and job training. general skills.
For Children Only: For Children Only will provide health and wellness focused services to Revere youth affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This includes adding an Inclusion Specialist and 1: 1 Aids to work with children in small groups, train staff in therapy techniques, and communicate with families around additional support and resources.
HarborCOV: HarborCOV will hire a bilingual Domestic Violence Case Manager to provide intensive case management for domestic violence survivors, on-call hotline and coverage, and full referrals to community resources.
Mystic Valley Seniors Services: Mystic Valley will provide transportation to Revere Seniors and a group meal program in partnership with the Revere Senior Center.
Revere Department of Health and Community Engagement: The Revere Farmers’ Market will provide Revere residents with a $ 20 shopping card, allowing them to purchase fresh, local produce at the market and provide bags Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to residents facing increased food insecurity due to the covid pandemic19.
Revere Community School (RCS): RCS will provide scholarships for residents of Revere to take English and / or HiSET classes for those looking to attend college, find employment and / or get a better job.
Revere Parks and Recreation Department: The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an enrichment camp on Saturday for the youth of Revere. The camp will allow parents and guardians to work on Saturdays without worrying about child care costs. In addition, youth enrolled in the camp will receive additional educational supports to deal with any negative impact of distance learning during the past year.
Revere Office Substance Use Disorder & Homelessness Initiatives (SUDHI): The SUDHI office will hire a full-time outreach worker who will provide a wide range of services to the homeless population of Revere. Services will focus on the link between individuals and community resources, provide social and health support, and facilitate continuity of care by ensuring follow-up and improved communication between partners.
The Neighborhood Developers: The Neighborhood Developers will expand Resident Services programming for residents living in their affordable housing in Revere. They will focus their efforts in three areas: 1) providing onsite child care services all day to get residents back to work 2) tutoring program for young people who may need support / additional assistance due to virtual learning; and 3) piloting rent reporting as a tool to increase credit scores for people who took on debt during the pandemic.
“Given the negative impacts of the pandemic on the residents of Revere, funding from our community partners will result in exciting and innovative approaches to the struggles our community faces every day,” said Danielle Osterman, Development Program Manager “By focusing on housing stability, pathways to good jobs and improving access to affordable child care, these community partners are building on the key recommendations of the hand development plan. The Revere CDBG program continues to take steps to establish lasting transformational benefits for our hard-working residents. “
This work, coupled with the city’s master plan, Next Stop Revere, will create the tools and policies needed for the next generation of success at Revere. Visit the Community Development Office web page at revere.org for more information.