Government

Councilor Edwards Proposes Using Community Preservation Act Funds for Emergency Rental Relief

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who is also the Chair of the Boston City Council Committee on Housing and Community Development, is proposing a reallocation of $2 million of Community Preservation Act revenue to an emergency rental voucher program to provide relief for residents economically impacted by COVID-19. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) typically provides Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Meeting Reports: Bostonia, Commercial Wharf, Community Preservation Act, State St. Project

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its November meeting on Tuesday evening at The New England Aquarium (NEAQ) Harborside Learning Lab. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Bostonia Public House Requests Support for DJ License: Appearing before the WDC, John P.Connell, Esq. requested support as Read More…

Featured Meetings

Community Preservation Program Reviewed at Residents Meeting [Video]

Community preservation was the topic of a presentation at this month’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Thadine Brown, director of community relations, City of Boston, provided an overview of how the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding is being used for projects related to historic preservation, parks and open spaces, and affordable housing. With Read More…

Featured Meetings

Old North Receives Support for Community Preservation Act Application for Capital Improvements

Rev. Stephen Ayres gained unanimous support (7-0) from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to apply for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for capital improvements to the Old North campus. Old North is applying for a CPA grant to remodel and open up the North Side courtyard and gardens. They would also like Read More…

Community Featured Government

Apply for Community Preservation Act Funding for Fall 2019

A new application round for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding, providing support for affordable housing, parks and open spaces, and historic preservation projects is now open. Applications are due September 27, 2019. The Community Preservation Act provides funds collected from a surcharge on real estate taxes for local community projects. This 1-percent surcharge and a state match Read More…

Featured Government

Langone Park and Knights of Columbus Hall Recommended for Community Preservation Funding

The Knights of Columbus Hall and Langone Park are two of 56 projects Mayor Walsh has recommended for funding through the Community Preservation Act. $1,960,500 is being recommended to the Knights of Columbus to convert their 41 N. Margin St. building into 23 affordable housing apartments for seniors, including three units of housing for homeless Read More…

Community Government

Old North, Charter Realty Applying for Community Preservation Grants

An information session about the Community Preservation Act was held earlier this week at the Nazzaro Center where a group of residents learned about the act’s mission, the eligibility criteria and how to apply. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides funds for acquisition, creation, preservation and enhancement of open space, historic resources and affordable housing in Read More…

Event Notices

Community Preservation Act Forum September 5 at the Nazzaro Center

The Community Preservation Act provides funds to support historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and open space in Boston’s neighborhoods. Earlier this year, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground received funding for gravestone restoration as part of the spring pilot program. This pilot funded ready-to-go projects to test the application materials and review process, as well as show Read More…