288 Harrison Residence in Chinatown
The funding includes $14.6 million in affordable housing projects, $6.1 million in historic preservation projects, and $6.4 million in recreational use and open space projects
Mayor Michelle Wu and the Community Preservation Committee announced their recommendation of 52 projects, totaling over $27 million in grants through the Community Preservation Act (CPA) current funding round, on Feb. 28. Projects supported with the funding must create or preserve affordable housing, historic sites, or open space and recreation. According to a media release, “Including this funding round, when approved by the City Council, the City of Boston will have awarded over $119 million to support 245 projects across the City since residents voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act in 2016. ” Community Preservation Act funded projects can be located across 23 neighborhoods .Of those supported since its inception, there have been 98 open space and recreation projects, 37 affordable housing projects, and 110 historic preservation projects.
Shira Laucharoen is a reporter based in Boston. She currently serves as the assistant director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. In the past she has written for Sampan newspaper, The Somerville Times, Scout Magazine, Boston Magazine, and WBUR.