Boston – April 22, 2020 Commonwealth Land Trust is one of 21 organizations awarded grants today from the Boston Resiliency Fund to help individuals and families that are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
CLT will use this $20,218 grant immediately in its supportive housing to increase the frequency of cleaning and promote social distancing policies for 180 vulnerable individuals in multiple facilities. “We see these actions to be particularly effective in addressing COVID-19 exposure and improving the safety of our residents,” said Iva Comey, CLT’s President and CEO.
With this grant CLT will:
- Provide increased staff hours, coverage for sick staff, additional cleaning, food and supply distribution, and other support activities by live-in staff;
- Increase the frequency and extent of cleaning at its largest building, per public health guidance; and
- Support contracted security services to assist with no visitor/social distancing policies and increasing the safety of clients.
The Boston Resiliency Fund was established by the office of Mayor Marty Walsh to help Boston individuals and families that are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are made on a rolling basis. To date, the Fund has raised $26.2 million and made grants to 77 organizations.
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