BOSTON – Council President Flynn and Councilor At-Large Flaherty, in partnership with the Community Preservation Team, will be hosting an in-person FY24 Community Preservation Act (CPA) Information Session next Thursday, June 8th at 6pm at the South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library.

The session will be an opportunity to explore how residents can utilize the City of Boston’s CPA funds and learn how to preserve or create impactful projects in their communities, including in the areas of historic preservation, affordable housing, and open space and recreation.

This year’s community preservation funding awarded a total of $40 million to 56 projects citywide, including seven projects in District 2 which received a total of $8.5 million in funding. The funded projects include affordable housing for seniors at the McDevitt Hall on E Street in South Boston, affordable homeownership in Chinatown, and various historic restoration projects in Fort Point, Chinatown, Downtown and Beacon Hill.

“The CPA is one of the best programs we have in the City that works with neighborhood groups to support affordable housing, historic preservation and open space and recreation projects,” said Council President Flynn. “Since the passage of the CPA five years ago, I have supported and seen many historic and worthwhile projects come to fruition. The $8.5 million in funds that District 2 received in the last round will continue to improve our neighborhoods and better the quality of life of all residents. I encourage residents to take advantage of the upcoming information session to learn more about the program.”

“Some of the most exciting and creative projects in our ever-changing City – innovative, affordable housing projects, parks, and historic preservation projects – are the result of resident and community driven CPA proposals,” said Councilor Flaherty, Chair of the Council’s Community Preservation Committee.  “Community feedback and involvement are critical to these projects and I look forward to this important discussion with my neighbors.”  

For more information, please contact Council President Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203, Councilor Flaherty at 617-635-4205 and [email protected] or [email protected].


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