The Fairmount/Indigo Line CDC Collaborative was among the packed crowd at the March 29th City Council hearing urging placement of the MA Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot in Boston. The CPA enables cities and towns to receive State funding for affordable housing, historic preservation and parks and open space. Boston would also add a small 1% surcharge on property tax bill. Most individual taxpayers would pay an average of $23/year and many would not pay any at all.

The CPA would bring in ongoing substantial revenue to help the City address the dire need for more affordable housing in the face of the growing gentrification and displacement pressures. These funds could make a great difference to many of the Fairmount Corridor affordable housing and open space project.

Join the Collaborative in asking City Council members to vote to put the CPA question on the ballot! Councillors who have voiced support to date are: Matt O’Malley and Salvatore LaMattina , Andrea Campbell, Michael Flaherty, and Tito Jackson.

To reach Councillors, call 617-635-3040.

160 cities and towns in MA have adopted the CPA netting millions in funding for affordable housing, open space and historic preservation.