New apartments at the Boston loft apartment complex are now available for temporary residents, a move that could help curb homelessness in the city.
According to a statement on the Boston Housing Authority’s website, the new apartments at 3625 Massachusetts Avenue were first listed in March and will be available for residents to rent out for 30 days.
The new apartments are being marketed to families, young adults and families with children, it added.
The housing authority is currently working with Boston Housing Partnership, the nonprofit housing provider, on an emergency housing pilot project in the building.
The statement said the new housing will be designed with children and families in mind, and will offer “basic necessities” such as food and toiletries.
The authority said the units are intended for residents who do not have a permanent address and who have no income or support from the housing authority.
“The program is intended to be a temporary solution for residents with no income, and who can not be directly relied on by their landlord,” the statement said.
It added that the project is “designed to be affordable to those who need it the most.”
The announcement comes as homeless numbers continue to climb in the US.
According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US has seen an increase in homelessness from the summer of 2016 to February 2017.
The number of homeless people in the United States has increased by more than 16,000 people since February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.