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Proposed plan to turn abandoned building into supportive housing moves forward

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A proposal to turn an abandoned building in Wakefield into supportive housing will move forward after the local community board voted 16-2 in support of it Thursday.

Six members abstained from voting.

The Doe Fund, a nonprofit organization, has proposed a plan to provide supportive housing for veterans in the currently abandoned Mueller building located on Nereid Avenue .  

Residents gathered at the Community Board 12 meeting to discuss and vote on the proposal. They say they are concerned because the building is blocks away from Ana's House, a homeless shelter that houses 100 single men.

The Doe Fund also attended the meeting, requesting a letter of support from the community board. 

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