Affordable housing advocates crave bigger slice of CPA revenue

After Bostonians overwhelmingly voted for the Community Preservation Act, a small property tax increase aimed at improving neighborhoods, a new battle is taking shape — over the committee that will decide how that nearly $20 million in new revenue will be spent.

Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Bay State Banner - May 5th 2016

Walsh backs surcharge for affordable housing.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Marty Walsh supports CPA, real estate tax hike

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to build affordable housing with a new property tax is likely to drive up rents in the city, real estate experts say — and they doubt it will only hit home­owners to the tune of $28 a year.

Walsh yesterday backed the idea of a property tax increase­ for this November’s ballot, saying the hike is “laser-focused” to boost affordable housing, parks and historic sites.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coalition Issues a Housing Challenge

One youth group raised $150 in a bake sale. A parish offered the proceeds from an auction of its Colonial-era silver. And Jewish congregants held a house party, where they contributed $300,000 to a common cause: building substantially more units of affordable housing in Greater Boston.

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Trust Fund

$317 million invested towards the creation of over 17,000 units of affordable housing across the state.


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