In his inauguration speech today, Mayor Walsh announced a four-year, $10-million fundraising effort to build 200 units of "supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women."
The fund has been launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America - which donated $250,000 to the effort.
Also today, Walsh vowed to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, shut in 2014 before it fell down and since torn down. But Walsh said Long Island would no longer house the homeless, instead, it would become home to a long-term treatment and recovery facility for addicts that would feature detox, residential treatment and transitional housing.
The city says the new bridge, which could cost up to $100 million, would be similar in design to the old one - with one lane in each direction.
Walsh will also have to convince officials in Quincy to approve the bridge, which might be a tough sell.