Monday, April 23, 2018

Community Preservation: Using Funds to Support Historic Preservation, Affordable Housing & Open Space

What does the neighborhood need in terms of historic preservation, affordable housing and open space?

Bring your ideas and needs to the Fort Point Neighborhood Association's Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Neighborhood Gathering from 6 pm to 8 pm at Capital One Cafe located at 57 Seaport Blvd.

Our special guest is Christine Poff, Community Preservation Director, who will be speaking about the Community Preservation Fund and leading a discussion on what the Fund can do to support historic preservation, affordable housing and open space. View meeting announcement


A Community Preservation spring pilot funding program is active. Organizations with “shovel-ready” affordable housing, historic preservation, and parks and open space proposals may apply for spring funding. To apply, first review the pilot program application guide. Then, complete the online application. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 27, at 5 p.m.

Background:

In November of 2016, Boston residents voted to adapt the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The Conservation Preservation Act places a 1% surcharge on residential and commercial property taxes to fund affordable housing, parks and open space improvements (including outdoor recreation facilities) and historic preservation.

The City projected that CPA would bring in $16 million to $20 million annually to the Community Preservation Fund.

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is responsible for recommending allocations of expenditures from the Community Preservation Fund. 


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