Information Session on Next Round of Funding Next Wednesday, April 27th, 6PM
BOSTON, MA – Councilor Flynn supported the approval of more than $27 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding to support 52 community projects across the city last week, which includes 10 affordable housing projects, 25 historic preservation projects, 17 open space and recreation projects across 19 neighborhoods. Among these projects are 8 projects in District 2, with funding for each category, including one affordable housing project in Chinatown, and three historic preservation projects, as well as four open space projects in the district.
The Community Preservation Fund was created with the passage of the Community Preservation Act in November 2016. The Community Preservation Act helps communities create affordable housing units, historical preservation, and maintain open space and recreation projects. The 52 projects approved all support the objectives of the CPA, and will benefit all residents of the City of Boston.
With District 2, the CPA funding will support an affordable housing project that will create 85 rental units for low to moderate income families in Chinatown; one of the historic preservation projects will be on 95 Hudson Street in Chinatown to restore the masonry of a rowhouse. There are two other historic preservation projects in South Boston, which will help repair and restore a 1891 building at the Boston Fire Museum, as well as a historic vessel at the World Ocean School. There are 4 open space projects: Barnard Place Park, Christopher Lee Playground, Crite Park, and Boston’s Children’s Museum, all of which will improve public spaces that will allow all of our residents to enjoy.
Below are the approved projects in District 2:
For residents who are interested in learning more about CPA funding, or have a project in mind that might be eligible for CPA funding, there will be a virtual community information session hosted by the Office of Community Preservation next Wednesday, April 27th, at 6pm. The meeting will provide information and resources for residents and organizations who may want to apply for funding from the CPA, and will discuss the funding application process, the timeline, eligible projects, and other related information. Please RSVP at bit.ly/37Vey0v.
“From affordable housing to preserving our historic sites and creating open space, the projects that are receiving CPA funding are reflective of the needs of District 2, and will benefit our District 2 community and beyond” said Councilor Flynn. “I also want to encourage residents to apply for CPA funding, as it is critical that our local organizations and programs get engaged in the CPA process, and not leave these funds on the table. I want to thank Councilor Flaherty for his leadership in shepherding the City Council process in approving these funds, and to the Mayor’s Office and the Office of Community Preservation for their partnerships.”
For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and [email protected].